In addition the many outdoor recreation areas in Somers that provide exceptional hiking, biking and walking trails, Hawthorn Hollow is a place not to be missed.  Hawthorn Hollow, a private, nonprofit nature sanctuary and arboretum owned and operated by the Hyslop Foundation, providing environmental education to all ages.  The 40 acres of varied terrain offer 2 miles of trails winding through the woods of the Pike River Valley, prairies and gardens, and a 12 – acre Arboretum with the meadow and three historic buildings.