Went down to Saugerties down in the Hudson Valley after work today to visit 161 acre Esopsus Bend Nature Preserve. The Preserve is owned by the Esopsus Creek Conservancy and is located at a dramatic bend in the creek, less than a mile away from the Hudson River. It can be a bit tricky finding the trail head. You must drive through a housing development(Barclay Heights) off of Overbaugh Street, just south of the village, staying mostly west in the development until you arrive at a small dead end street named Shady Lane. Just past the last house, a kiosk and gate mark the start of the trail. A very short distance past the gate, the trail splits with an option to go right or left. I stayed left, heading down into a deep gorge.