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After Work Walk–Albert Family Community Forest, Stephentown

Start Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
 After-Work Walks and Rides
 
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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.

All walks and rides will start at 6 pm, except 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 except June 21 and July 26.

July 26, 7:30 pm – Albert Family Community Forest, Stephentown – Watch the rising (almost) full moon at dusk; bring flashlights. For more information, contact 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.

August 2 – Poestenkill Community Forest – Woods trails to impressive historic stone walls. For more information, contact Walter Kersch.

Poestenkill Community Forest is at 220 Legenbauer Road in East Poestenkill. From the blinking red lights at the intersection of Routes 355 and 351 in the center of Poestenkill, go east on Plank Road (County Road 40) for about 5 miles to East Poestenkill, then turn right onto Legenbauer Road and go about 1 mile to parking area on the right.

August 9 – Grafton Forest, Grafton – Short walk to extensive view over the Tomhannock Reservoir; bring flashlights if you want to stay for the sunset. For more info, contact Nick Conrad.

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 by passable private road, leading in .55 more miles to a parking area.

August 16 – Chestnut Hill, Stephentown – Walk the trails among American chestnut trees and learn about efforts to breed blight-resistant chestnut. For more information, contact Jim Bonesteel.

Chestnut Hill is at 187 Brainard Road, Averill Park (in Town of Stephentown). From Cumberland Farms at intersection of Routes 43 and 66 in Sand Lake go south on Route 43 for 3 miles, then follow Route 43 from where it splits from Route 66 for 2.8 miles to a right South Road, then 1.5 miles on South Road to a left onto Brainard Road, then about one mile to the preserve on the left.

August 23 – Poestenkill Community Forest – Explore 350-acre community forest to learn where the water is in the woods. For more information, contact Jeff Briggs.

Poestenkill Community Forest is at 220 Legenbauer Road in East Poestenkill. From the blinking red lights at the intersection of Routes 355 and 351 in the center of Poestenkill, go east on Plank Road (County Road 40) for about 5 miles to East Poestenkill, then turn right onto Legenbauer Road and go about 1 mile to parking area on the right.

After-Work Mountain Bike Rides on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm

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New to mountain biking, or looking to boost your skills?  Interested where you can ride your mountain bike in Rensselaer County?  Come check out our beginner Mountain Bike series.  The only things required are a mountain bike, helmet, and a positive attitude.  Rides will be short in nature (no more than 3 miles) and at a slow conversational pace.  Very family friendly.  Kids greatly encouraged to attend. Rides are co-sponsored by the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and Saratoga Mountain Bike Association.

June 19 – Grafton Forest, Grafton. 900 acres of working forest and network of old logging roads leading to views over the Tomhannock Reservoir. For more information, contact Ian Bonesteel.

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 by passable private road, leading in .55 more miles to a parking area.

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