Van Dyke Preserve

Location. Located in Delmar NY, the Van Dyke Preserve is one of the little gems that the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy protects and maintains. It's a short drive from Albany (Maybe 10 minutes) and has parking for about 10 cars. Length/Difficulty This is a very easy trail with gently rolling hills, however it can be... Continue Reading →

Schiffendecker Farm Preserve

Location. Another great MHLC Preserve is Shiffendecker Farm Preserve . Shiffendecker sets about a 10 minute drive from Albany heading toward Glenmont NY. The trailhead is located on Bender Lane. (309 Bender Lane) The parking lot is relatively small, so maybe 6 cars can fit. NOTE: Google maps will bring you to the backside of... Continue Reading →

Hiking Buddy

This little guy followed me most of the day. Yes it was the same one. He would fly 20 or so yards ahead and wait for me to catch up before moving ahead of me again. This continued for about 3 hours before we parted ways.

The Bozenkill Preserve. The “Angry” Stream.

The Bozenkill preserve located in Altamont NY is an interesting area. About 30 minutes west of Albany this preserve boasts 214 acres with an additional 400 acres protected by MHLC, and is somewhat remote when compared to some of the other MHLC areas. "Flowing from the Helderberg Escarpment, the Bozen Kill originates from wetlands in... Continue Reading →

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