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First Saturday Hiking Series - Featherweald Preserve

Date: Saturday, May 06, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Us for a New First Saturday Hiking Series May 6, 2023!

Location: Featherweald Preserve

When: The first Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

What: Each month we will explore a different protected property owned by Rensselaer Land Trust. Guided hikes will be led by one of RLT's volunteer land stewards

Details: No registration required. Rain, snow, or shine. Wear appropriate outerwear for the weather. If it's snowy or icy, come prepared with crampons or snowshoes. Each month's featured location will be shared via e-news, RLT's website, and social media sites. The hike length of time will be determined by leader and the group as everyone sees fit.

Hike leader: Bob Simoni, RLT Preserve Steward

Location: Featherweald Nature Preserve is a 44-acre protected area with two miles of woodland trails. Look up to the treetops to see the great blue heron rookery, and enjoy the seasonal views of the Hoosic River. Located in northern Rensselaer County and southern Washington County, a total of 230 species of biota have been observed at Featherweald Preserve including 171 plants, 54 animals, and five fungi.The preserve offers excellent bird watching opportunities. 

Directions: 187 County Route 59, Cambridge, NY 12816. Parking is located at the entrance near the preserve's blue road sign.To learn more about Featherweald Preserve click here.


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