The Turner Brook Reserve

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The Turner Brook Reserve is a nature preserve located in Forestburgh, New York, United States. Its western boundary runs along the Cold Spring Road in Forestburgh and its easternmost point is High Falls in The Neversink Gorge. The reserve is named after Turner Brook, a stream that runs along the westernmost part of the reserve and flows into Gillman Pond.


The Turner Brook Reserve was established in 1968 by Ben Wechsler, who died on July 21, 2011. In the early 1970s The Turner Brook Reserve was 4,200 acres (17 km2) and encompassed both sides of the Neversink River for more than three miles (4.8 km). Today the reserve totals more than 1,800 acres (7.3 km2).