Red Fox Ravine

Located in the hamlet of Wilbur, Red Fox Ravine contains the historic Wilbur quarry and 20 acres of surrounding forest that covers the ridge overlooking the Rondout creek. 

Soft Opening 

While we work on additional improvement to the parking area, trails, signage, and community gathering area, please consider this a soft opening! The Grand Opening will be July 27th! In the meantime, see below for information on how to access the preserve and some helpful visitor guidelines.

 

Getting There & Parking

Red Fox Ravine is located at 66 Wilbur Ave. 
There are ten parking spots, including one ADA spot. Once these ten parking spots are used, the parking lot is at capacity and if you arrive and the lot is full, please come back another time. Soon we hope to work with the city to install a crosswalk that would make pedestrian access safer from the minimal street parking throughout Wilbur. Please do not attempt to park along Wilbur Ave.

 

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Preserve Features

From the parking lot, there are two trails that lead up to a community gathering space in the heart of the quarry. One is a more direct route with stone steps at the end, and another is a longer but more gradual approach that meets accessibility guidelines published by the US Forest Service. 

The community gathering space has a central stage that can also be used as a shelter. It is fitted with a rainwater catcher. We look forward to hosting many events here and invite you to gather and enjoy. 

If you are interested in booking an event or show involving the stage, please contact our outreach manager Annie Horner at annie@kingstonlandtrust.org
 

 

Visitor Guidelines

As of now, only the area around the parking lot, these two trails, and the main quarry area are open. Please do not go beyond these areas or signs indicating which areas are not open. In general we ask that visitors exercise caution and care for the land, and follow the guidelines posted onsite.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Jul

27

3:30pm - 8:00pm

Celebrate the opening of Red Fox Ravine, a public ecological preserve and community space in the...

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Support Red Fox Ravine

Help us continue trail construction to open other sections of the preserve so that visitors can continue from the quarry community space, past Salamander Cave, and up to an inspiring lookout over the Wilbur uplands and the Twaalfskill and Rondout Creeks. 

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-- To preserve forested limestone terrain, historic quarry and lime kilns for ecological management and community engagement--

The Kingston Land Trust (KLT) has protected six acres of forest and an historic quarry and lime kilns in the City of Kingston’s hamlet of Wilbur. The land acquired by the...