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After Work Walk–Evening Birdsong at Albert Family Community Forest

Start Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

After-Work Walks and Rides

Take your evening commute to the outdoors! Our After Work Walks on Thursday evenings are short, family-friendly walks and activities that will introduce you to the special places in Rensselaer County protected by RLT and RPA. The After Work Mountain Bike Rides on Tuesdays will be easy rides suitable for families and beginners. Co-sponsored by Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) Join us!

All walks and rides will start at 6 pm, or 6:45 as noted, are free, and do not require pre-registration. Bring water and proper gear for the weather, and flashlights for sunset and night walks, and follow precautions regarding ticks; snacks and insect repellant optional.

After Work Walks – Thursdays at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

May 31, 6:45 – Evening Birdsong at Albert Family Community Forest

We will walk through some forested and open areas, and near the brook and wetlands, and perhaps sit silently and listen, hoping to hear migratory songbirds doing their act in the hour before the sun sets. If you have a folding sling chair, bring it. Email questions to leader: Peter Wood

Albert Family Community Forest is at the end of Hayes Road, off of NY Route 66 in East Nassau; for more info, click here.  



June 7 –  Featherweald Preserve, Cambridge, across from Buskirk – RLT's newest protected land, with scenic woods and bluff along the Hoosic River, with nesting great blue herons and large pignut hickories and black oaks. For more info, contact Paul Schroeder.
Featherweald Preserve is at 187 Washington County Road 59. From junction of Routes 40 and 67 in Village of Schaghticoke, go 9.2 miles east on Route 67 to a left onto Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk; go .4 mile, and after crossing the Buskirk Covered Bridge, turn left onto County Road 59; then 1 mile to parking on the left.


June 21 – Grafton Forest, Grafton – Enjoy sunset on the longest day of the year from one of the most spectacular viewpoints in Rensselaer County; bring snacks and flashlights. For more info, contact Peter Wood.
Grafton Forest is at the end of Stuffle Street. From junction of Routes 2 and 278 near Tamarac High School, go 3.7 miles east on Route 2 to a left onto Stuffle Street. In 1.85 miles Stuffle Street turns from a town road to a rough but passable private road, leading in .55 more miles to a parking area.

June 28 – Kinderhook Creek Preserve, East Nassau – Beautiful woods and river; bring a picnic lunch, watch the sunset from the ridge.

July 5 –  Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve, Troy – Undeveloped oasis in City of Troy, trails along Wynants Kill and beaver marsh

July 12 – Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown – Idyllic stream and forest setting along Black Brook

July 19 – Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands

July 26, 6:45 – Albert Family Community Forest, Stephentown – Watch the rising (almost) full moon at dusk; bring flashlights.

August 2 – Poestenkill Community Forest – Woods trails, historic impressive stone walls

August 9 – Grafton Forest, Grafton – Spectacular views

August 16 – Chestnut Hill – American chestnut restoration

August 23 – Poestenkill Community Forest – Where is the water in the woods?


After Work Mountain Bike Rides – Tuesdays at 6 pm.

June 5 –  Poestenkill Community Forest

June 19 – Grafton Forest, Grafton

July 10 –  Grafton Lakes State Park, Mill Pond

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