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Hurd's Corners Road Civic Association

Our section of Pawling is a unique and special place.

Hurd’s Corner Critical Environmental Area In 1988 the land around Hurd’s Corner was designated as a "Critical Environmental Area" by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. To be designated as a CEA, an area must have an exceptional or unique character with respect to one or more of the following:
  • a benefit or threat to human health;
  • a natural setting (e.g., fish and wildlife habitat, forest and vegetation, open space and areas of important aesthetic or scenic quality);
  • agricultural, social, cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, or educational values; or
  • an inherent ecological, geological or hydrological sensitivity to change that may be adversely affected by any change.
Scenes around Hurd's Corners
In 1806 the first Pawling post office was opened at Campbellville (Hurd’s Corner). The postmaster was Charles Hurd.
The Appalachian Trail Crosses Route 22 near Hurd's Corner. Hikers from New York City take advantage of the nearby Metro North train stop. Hundreds, if not thousands, of hikers enjoy the beauty of this area annually. Hikers and naturalists can access the western entrance to the 1,060 acre Pawling Nature Preserve from Hurd's Corner Rd.
The Appalachian Trail crosses Route 22.
Sign along Route 22 describing the historical significance of the area

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