2001-04-18 / Briefly Noted
County Land Trust Offers Canoe Trips To Great Swamp
The Putnam County Land Trust is offering area residents an opportunity to canoe the Great Swamp on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, May 6th. The Great Swamp has fascinating appeal for those who venture into its wilds. Embarking from the Green Chimneys beach, you depart from civilization as you round the first turn. The complete tranquility of the swamp envelopes you with partially submerged trees rising from the depths. A deadfall ahead is a sunning spot for half a dozen turtles. A clump of bright yellow marsh marigolds adds a splash of color. You slow your paddling so you will not frighten the Solitary Sandpiper or the Great Blue Heron wading nearby looking for fish.