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First Saturday on the Trail Series - Kinderhook Creek

Date: Saturday, November 05, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Us for Our First Saturday on The Trail!

Location: Kinderhook Creek

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: Joe Durkin, Member of RLT's Board of Directors

Location: The Kinderhook Creek Preserve is a 85‐acre “working forest” with one‐half mile of shoreline along the Kinderhook and five miles of trails open to the public. The trails seem to extend everywhere—along stone walls and ridges; through tall, majestic pines; down hemlock‐covered slopes to the Kinderhook Creek and up to the view on the oak‐covered ridge; and then back to meet other trails. Wildlife is abundant, particularly white‐tailed deer. The trails, some steep but others gentle, make for exciting and interesting hiking, snowshoeing, and cross‐country skiing. Other activities include geocaching, horseback riding, wildflower walks, birding, mushroom walks, rock exploring, and botanical studies. Learn more here.

Directions:  Kinderhook Creek Preserve is on Martha Hicks Road. From Route 66 just north of the East Nassau Post Office, turn west onto Tsatsawassa Lake Road. In about 1⁄2 mile, take a left onto Martha Hicks Road, and in 2/10ths of a mile the Preserve will be on your left. In your GPS or Google Maps, enter 285 Martha Hicks Road, East Nassau, NY, 12062, which is across the street from the Preserve.

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