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After Work Walk–Chestnut Hill – American Chestnut Restoration

Start Date: Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 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.

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.

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