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After Mountain Bike Rides–Poestenkill Community Forest

Start Date: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 Mountain Bike Rides on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm

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.

June 5 –  Poestenkill Community Forest. 350-acre forested parcel with extensive recreational trails, including some dedicated to mountain biking. For more information, contact Jim Bonesteel.

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.

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.


Upcoming After Work Hikes–Thursdays at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

June 7 –  Johnson Land, Buskirk/Valley Falls – Scenic woods along the Hoosic River, with nesting great blue herons and large pignut hickories

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.

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?

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