The aim of the HHLT Hudson Highlands Regional River of Words Program is to educate and connect children throughout the region to the natural resources and scenic beauty of the Hudson Highlands and instill a sense of stewardship in our youngest residents.

We've updated and refreshed our River of Words (ROW) program website to make it easier for teachers, administrators and parents to access information about this unique education program offered free to local public schools by HHLT. Please visit the new site to discover HHLT's ROW program for yourself.

Experience poetry in its natural habitat with HHLT and the Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary at the Poetry trail -- free and open to the public from dawn to dusk Sunday, July 20th -- sunday, August 17th.

The River of Words Poetry Trail is a series of unique, temporary installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students winding through one of the Hudson Highlands most inspiring natural settings: Constitution Marsh in Garrison, NY. The featured works represent poetry created during HHLT’s River of Words environmental education workshops throughout the 2015-16 school year.

The Poetry Trail is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk from Sunday, July 31th -- Sunday, August 28th. If you are planning to visit, we recommend that you:

  • Dress comfortably for a walk on the trail.
  • Try your own hand at writing nature-inspired poetry with our Poetry Rocks! basket found at the beginning of the trail.
  • Take only photos, leave only footprints.


Hudson Highlands Regional River of Words Program

For Teachers: go directly to some of our workshop descriptions flyers



Please visit the website for more information on HHLT's Hudson Highlands Regional River of Words Program.

This program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Vidda Foundation, The Ettinger Foundation, the Charlotte Cuneen Hackett Charitable Trust, and the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation -- USA. The Poetry Trail is sponsored by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp.