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Patterson Town Hall
1142 Route 311
Patterson, NY 12563
845-878-6500

- County Preserves -

The Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area

The Michael Ciaiola Conservation Area, formerly the Walter G. Merritt County Park, is owned by Putnam County, and is located on Havilland Hollow Rd. near Connecticut Route 37. There is a small parking area at this entrance. A second entrance is on Stagecoach Rd. south of N. Birch Hill Rd. Roadside parking is very limited at this entrance. The park is over 600 acres in size, and features a network of hiking trails offering views of mountain laurel and spectacular gorges and waterfalls. The trails are mostly flat, but some portions climb a moderate grade. Merritt Park is a popular hiking area for Patterson residents and visitors.

Trailside views of gorges and waterfalls

Trail view

One of Merritt's permanent residents

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Patterson Town Hall
PO Box 470
1142 Route 311
Patterson, New York 12563
(845) 878-6500