Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987

As of January 1, 2024, the Rensselaer Land Trust has merged with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. For all questions regarding donations, events, land, or other matters, please visit or call 518-712-9211. For questions about the merger, use extension 101 to speak with Jim Bonesteel. You can expect a new name and logo for our merged organization by Spring / Summer 2024 and a new website by the end of the year!

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Kinderhook Creek Preserve Parking Updates
In early May 2020 Kinderhook Creek Preserve's parking lot was expanded to accomodate the needs of our community. With the new expanded parking lot we can accomodate approx 15 parking spaces. We remind you that parking along Martha Hicks Road is prohibited. We need to leave adequate room for emergency vehicles to pass by. If you cannot find a parking space, please come back another time – or visit another nature preserve nearby. Our Robert Ingalls Preserve is just 3 1/2 miles away on Garfield Nassau Road. See link below for more information.

Please adhering to the following guidelines while visiting our nature preserves:

  • Maintain a safe social distance during the pandemic.
  • Park only in the designated parking lot. 
  • Observe all no parking signs.
  • When the the parking lot is full, please do not park along the road.
  • If you cannot find a parking space, please come back another time – or visit another nature preserve nearby.
  • Check out other natural areas in the county (see list below)


Rensselaer Land Trust Preserves Open to the Public

Geiser Preserve, Sand Lake
Hoosic River Property Canoe and Kayak Launch, Hoosic
John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve, South Troy
Kinderhook Creek Preserve, East Nassau
Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown
Featherweald Nature Preserve, Cambridge, NY

Other Trails to Explore in Rensselaer County

Mud Pond Preserve, Nassau
Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center, Grafton
Poestenkill Community Forest, Poestenkill
Albert Family Community Forest, East Nassau
Chestnut Hill Preserve, Averill Park
Grafton Forest, Grafton
Taconic Ridge State Forest and Taconic Crest Trail
Burden Pond Preserve, Troy
Troy Narrows
Rensselaer Tech Park
Stewart Preserve

Capital District Wildlife Management Area
Tibbetts State Forest
Schodack Island State Park
Papscanee Island Preserve
Peebles Island State Park


 Past COVID Communications to the Community