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Thursday, January 27, 2022

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After Mountain Bike Rides–Grafton Forest, Grafton

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!

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.

After Work Mountain Bike Rides – Tuesdays at 6 pm.

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.

July 10 –  Grafton Lakes State Park, Mill Pond. Ponds, woods, and trails at one of the most popular public recreation areas in Rensselaer County. For more information, contact TBA

We’ll meet at the Mill Pond Parking Area. From the intersection of Routes 2 and 278 near Tamarac High School, go 7.6 miles east on Route 2 (past the State Park’s main entrance) to the center of Grafton; turn left at the general store onto North Long Pond Road, and go about 1/3 mile to the parking area on the right.

 

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

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?

Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

After Work Walk--Grafton Forest

 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.

June 21, 7:00 pm – 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. For more info, contact Peter Wood.

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.

June 28 – Kinderhook Creek Preserve, East Nassau – Beautiful woods and river; bring a picnic lunch, watch the sunset from the ridge. For more info, contact David Gaskell.

Kinderhook Creek Preserve is across the street from 285 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 mile the Preserve will be on your left.

July 5 –  Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve, Troy – Undeveloped oasis in City of Troy, trails along Wynants Kill and beaver marsh. For more info, contact Joe Durkin or Bob Crowley.

Staalesen Preserve is in South Troy at the end of Wynantskill Way off Campbell Avenue. The intersection of Wynantskill Way and Campbell Avenue is just west of the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Spring Avenue and just east of the Cumberland Farms on Campbell – look for the sign for Vanderheyden Estates. Take Wynantskill Way to its end and continue straight ahead past the metal gate to the parking area next to the Capital Roots community garden.

July 12 – Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown – Idyllic stream and forest setting along Black Brook. For more information, contact Peter Wood.

The Ingalls Preserve’s parking area is on Garfield Road (County Route 26) just west of the intersection with Horse Heaven Road (County Route 23). From the intersection of Garfield Road and NY Route 66 in East Nassau (.3 mile south of the East Nassau Post Office), go 2.5 miles east on Garfield Road to the parking area on the left.

July 19 – Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands. For more information, contact AJ Schneeberg.

Meet at 1185 Bower Road, Sand Lake (Town of Berlin). From Cumberland Farms at intersection of Routes 43 and 66 in Sand Lake go east on Taborton Road (County Road 42) about 5 miles, then take right onto Kipple Road, go 1 mile to the end and take left onto Bower Road (no sign) to the end of Bower Road. 

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.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Hiding in Plain Sight–Albert Family Community Forest

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Children and families will mark out a half acre plot within the Albert Family Community Forest using compass. Then play a game of hide and seek to learn about nature, look for hidden items and discuss what can be found in their own half acre led by Fred McCagg.

To Register: E-mail Fred

 

To learn more about RPA's Albert Family Community Forest, East Nassau click HERE.

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 10:00 pm - Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 12:00 am
This event does not repeat

Canoe the Creek Schodack Island State Park

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We’re going to the islands! All you need to bring is a smile and your sense of adventure, and meet us at the launch site!

We will explore Schodack Creek and discover a large, undeveloped floodplain, wetland ecosystem that is rare on the Hudson River. Paddle with the River Haggie and staff naturalist from Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve and learn about tidal marsh ecology, Hudson River research, and challenges facing estuarine habitats.

Fran Martino, our leader knows the fish, the river and the river’s history. Canoes, paddles, personal flotation devices will be provided by Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Registration is limited, to register, E-mail Fran Martino or (518) 828-1330.

Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event does not repeat

After Work Walk–Kinderhook Creek Preserve–watch the sunset from the ridge

 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.

June 28 – Kinderhook Creek Preserve, East Nassau – Beautiful woods and river; bring a picnic lunch, watch the sunset from the ridge. For more info, contact David Gaskell.

Kinderhook Creek Preserve is across the street from 285 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 mile the Preserve will be on your left.

July 5 –  Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve, Troy – Undeveloped oasis in City of Troy, trails along Wynants Kill and beaver marsh. For more info, contact Joe Durkin or Bob Crowley.

Staalesen Preserve is in South Troy at the end of Wynantskill Way off Campbell Avenue. The intersection of Wynantskill Way and Campbell Avenue is just west of the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Spring Avenue and just east of the Cumberland Farms on Campbell – look for the sign for Vanderheyden Estates. Take Wynantskill Way to its end and continue straight ahead past the metal gate to the parking area next to the Capital Roots community garden.

July 12 – Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown – Idyllic stream and forest setting along Black Brook. For more information, contact Peter Wood.

The Ingalls Preserve’s parking area is on Garfield Road (County Route 26) just west of the intersection with Horse Heaven Road (County Route 23). From the intersection of Garfield Road and NY Route 66 in East Nassau (.3 mile south of the East Nassau Post Office), go 2.5 miles east on Garfield Road to the parking area on the left.

July 19 – Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands. For more information, contact AJ Schneeberg.

Meet at 1185 Bower Road, Sand Lake (Town of Berlin). From Cumberland Farms at intersection of Routes 43 and 66 in Sand Lake go east on Taborton Road (County Road 42) about 5 miles, then take right onto Kipple Road, go 1 mile to the end and take left onto Bower Road (no sign) to the end of Bower Road. 

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.

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Morning Yoga and Meditation on Beautiful Crystal Lake with Christine Orio

yogaRensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Begin your week in communion with nature. Join us on beautiful Crystal Lake for yoga and meditation. This simple class will explore yoga postures and fluid movement to expand the body, as well as meditation and breath work to balance the mind. All are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block and/or strap (optional) and wear loose comfortable clothing. Feel free to contact the instructor with any questions or concerns. Class size limited to 10 participants.


*100% of your tuition goes to support the RPA/RLT

Christine Orio is a certified instructor of Hatha based yoga and teaches in the Capital District. She has maintained a personal yoga practice for more than 2 decades and believes deeply in its power to heal and nourish the individual as a whole, allowing one to step into a greater sense of mindfulness and balance. Christine is a professional performing artist in the field of Classical Music. Additionally, she shares her passion for health and fitness in the community as a Spin Instructor and a JourneyDance™ Facilitator.

Instructor: Christine Orio, baconlovinyogi@gmail.com


July 1 - July 29, 2018, Five consecutive Sundays from 10–11a.m.

Tuition: $65 with preregistration Drop in rate: $15/class

To Register Click HERE.


* Note, there is no parking on Crystal Lake Rd. Please park in available spots on the right side of the shared driveway at 11 Crystal lake Rd (garage & barn). Overflow parking available next door at 16 Crystal Lake Rd in front of shed.

See you lakeside on the Yoga Deck!

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

After Work Walk–Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve

 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 5 –  Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve, Troy – Undeveloped oasis in City of Troy, trails along Wynants Kill and beaver marsh. For more info, contact Joe Durkin or Bob Crowley.

Staalesen Preserve is in South Troy at the end of Wynantskill Way off Campbell Avenue. The intersection of Wynantskill Way and Campbell Avenue is just west of the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Spring Avenue and just east of the Cumberland Farms on Campbell – look for the sign for Vanderheyden Estates. Take Wynantskill Way to its end and continue straight ahead past the metal gate to the parking area next to the Capital Roots community garden.

July 12 – Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown – Idyllic stream and forest setting along Black Brook. For more information, contact Peter Wood.

The Ingalls Preserve’s parking area is on Garfield Road (County Route 26) just west of the intersection with Horse Heaven Road (County Route 23). From the intersection of Garfield Road and NY Route 66 in East Nassau (.3 mile south of the East Nassau Post Office), go 2.5 miles east on Garfield Road to the parking area on the left.

July 19 – Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands. For more information, contact AJ Schneeberg.

Meet at 1185 Bower Road, Sand Lake (Town of Berlin). From Cumberland Farms at intersection of Routes 43 and 66 in Sand Lake go east on Taborton Road (County Road 42) about 5 miles, then take right onto Kipple Road, go 1 mile to the end and take left onto Bower Road (no sign) to the end of Bower Road. 

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.

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Morning Yoga and Meditation on Beautiful Crystal Lake with Christine Orio

yogaRensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Begin your week in communion with nature. Join us on beautiful Crystal Lake for yoga and meditation. This simple class will explore yoga postures and fluid movement to expand the body, as well as meditation and breath work to balance the mind. All are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block and/or strap (optional) and wear loose comfortable clothing. Feel free to contact the instructor with any questions or concerns. Class size limited to 10 participants.


*100% of your tuition goes to support the RPA/RLT

Christine Orio is a certified instructor of Hatha based yoga and teaches in the Capital District. She has maintained a personal yoga practice for more than 2 decades and believes deeply in its power to heal and nourish the individual as a whole, allowing one to step into a greater sense of mindfulness and balance. Christine is a professional performing artist in the field of Classical Music. Additionally, she shares her passion for health and fitness in the community as a Spin Instructor and a JourneyDance™ Facilitator.

Instructor: Christine Orio, baconlovinyogi@gmail.com


July 1 - July 29, 2018, Five consecutive Sundays from 10–11a.m.

Tuition: $65 with preregistration Drop in rate: $15/class

To Register Click HERE.


* Note, there is no parking on Crystal Lake Rd. Please park in available spots on the right side of the shared driveway at 11 Crystal lake Rd (garage & barn). Overflow parking available next door at 16 Crystal Lake Rd in front of shed.

See you lakeside on the Yoga Deck!

Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

After Work Walk–Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown

 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 and July 26.

July 12 – Robert Ingalls Preserve, Stephentown – Idyllic stream and forest setting along Black Brook. For more information, contact Peter Wood.

The Ingalls Preserve’s parking area is on Garfield Road (County Route 26) just west of the intersection with Horse Heaven Road (County Route 23). From the intersection of Garfield Road and NY Route 66 in East Nassau (.3 mile south of the East Nassau Post Office), go 2.5 miles east on Garfield Road to the parking area on the left.

July 19 – Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands. For more information, contact AJ Schneeberg.

Meet at 1185 Bower Road, Sand Lake (Town of Berlin). From Cumberland Farms at intersection of Routes 43 and 66 in Sand Lake go east on Taborton Road (County Road 42) about 5 miles, then take right onto Kipple Road, go 1 mile to the end and take left onto Bower Road (no sign) to the end of Bower Road. 

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.

Thursday, Jul 12, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Morning Yoga and Meditation on Beautiful Crystal Lake with Christine Orio

yogaRensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Begin your week in communion with nature. Join us on beautiful Crystal Lake for yoga and meditation. This simple class will explore yoga postures and fluid movement to expand the body, as well as meditation and breath work to balance the mind. All are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block and/or strap (optional) and wear loose comfortable clothing. Feel free to contact the instructor with any questions or concerns. Class size limited to 10 participants.


*100% of your tuition goes to support the RPA/RLT

Christine Orio is a certified instructor of Hatha based yoga and teaches in the Capital District. She has maintained a personal yoga practice for more than 2 decades and believes deeply in its power to heal and nourish the individual as a whole, allowing one to step into a greater sense of mindfulness and balance. Christine is a professional performing artist in the field of Classical Music. Additionally, she shares her passion for health and fitness in the community as a Spin Instructor and a JourneyDance™ Facilitator.

Instructor: Christine Orio, baconlovinyogi@gmail.com


July 1 - July 29, 2018, Five consecutive Sundays from 10–11a.m.

Tuition: $65 with preregistration Drop in rate: $15/class

To Register Click HERE.


* Note, there is no parking on Crystal Lake Rd. Please park in available spots on the right side of the shared driveway at 11 Crystal lake Rd (garage & barn). Overflow parking available next door at 16 Crystal Lake Rd in front of shed.

See you lakeside on the Yoga Deck!

Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

After Work Walk–Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands

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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 19 – Lt. Col. Gundrum Parcel, Berlin – Explore pond, woods, blueberry stands. For more information, contact AJ Schneeberg.

Meet at 1185 Bower Road, Sand Lake (Town of Berlin). From Cumberland Farms at intersection of Routes 43 and 66 in Sand Lake go east on Taborton Road (County Road 42) about 5 miles, then take right onto Kipple Road, go 1 mile to the end and take left onto Bower Road (no sign) to the end of Bower Road. 

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.

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Morning Yoga and Meditation on Beautiful Crystal Lake with Christine Orio

yogaRensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Begin your week in communion with nature. Join us on beautiful Crystal Lake for yoga and meditation. This simple class will explore yoga postures and fluid movement to expand the body, as well as meditation and breath work to balance the mind. All are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block and/or strap (optional) and wear loose comfortable clothing. Feel free to contact the instructor with any questions or concerns. Class size limited to 10 participants.


*100% of your tuition goes to support the RPA/RLT

Christine Orio is a certified instructor of Hatha based yoga and teaches in the Capital District. She has maintained a personal yoga practice for more than 2 decades and believes deeply in its power to heal and nourish the individual as a whole, allowing one to step into a greater sense of mindfulness and balance. Christine is a professional performing artist in the field of Classical Music. Additionally, she shares her passion for health and fitness in the community as a Spin Instructor and a JourneyDance™ Facilitator.

Instructor: Christine Orio, baconlovinyogi@gmail.com


July 1 - July 29, 2018, Five consecutive Sundays from 10–11a.m.

Tuition: $65 with preregistration Drop in rate: $15/class

To Register Click HERE.


* Note, there is no parking on Crystal Lake Rd. Please park in available spots on the right side of the shared driveway at 11 Crystal lake Rd (garage & barn). Overflow parking available next door at 16 Crystal Lake Rd in front of shed.

See you lakeside on the Yoga Deck!

Sunday, Jul 22, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

After Work Walk–Albert Family Community Forest, Stephentown

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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.

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Morning Yoga and Meditation on Beautiful Crystal Lake with Christine Orio

yogaRensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

Begin your week in communion with nature. Join us on beautiful Crystal Lake for yoga and meditation. This simple class will explore yoga postures and fluid movement to expand the body, as well as meditation and breath work to balance the mind. All are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. Please bring a yoga mat, yoga block and/or strap (optional) and wear loose comfortable clothing. Feel free to contact the instructor with any questions or concerns. Class size limited to 10 participants.


*100% of your tuition goes to support the RPA/RLT

Christine Orio is a certified instructor of Hatha based yoga and teaches in the Capital District. She has maintained a personal yoga practice for more than 2 decades and believes deeply in its power to heal and nourish the individual as a whole, allowing one to step into a greater sense of mindfulness and balance. Christine is a professional performing artist in the field of Classical Music. Additionally, she shares her passion for health and fitness in the community as a Spin Instructor and a JourneyDance™ Facilitator.

Instructor: Christine Orio, baconlovinyogi@gmail.com


July 1 - July 29, 2018, Five consecutive Sundays from 10–11a.m.

Tuition: $65 with preregistration Drop in rate: $15/class

To Register Click HERE.


* Note, there is no parking on Crystal Lake Rd. Please park in available spots on the right side of the shared driveway at 11 Crystal lake Rd (garage & barn). Overflow parking available next door at 16 Crystal Lake Rd in front of shed.

See you lakeside on the Yoga Deck!

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Every Week until Sunday, Jul 29, 2018

After Work Walk–Poestenkill Community Forest

 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 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.

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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After Work Walk–Grafton Forest, Grafton – Spectacular Views

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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 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.


Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Restoring Old Growth Forest with Dr. David Hunt

Rensselaer Land Trust (RLT) and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA) have teamed up to share opportunities for you to unplug, connect with nature, and experience what Rensselaer County has to offer. Join us!

 

Join us at  RLT's Young's Bog Preserve. David Hunt will lead a workshop on how to recognize, restore, and monitor old growth forest. To register and get directions email Fran Egbert: fran.egbert@gmail.com or call (518) 674-3214.

 

Young's Bog Nature Preserve in the Town of Sand Lake protects a classic kettlehole bog. Young's Bog is surrounded by an intact, high-quality inland poor fen with a floating mat of Sphagnum peat moss that supports wild cranberries, the insect-eating pitcher plant and sundew, and other plants found only in nutrient-poor bog habitats. Some of the plants here are rare for Rensselaer County. The narrow fen zone grades into a border area of open-canopy black spruce and tamarack (or larch) bog. The inland poor fen and black spruce-tamarack bog around Young's Bog Nature Preserve comprise the second largest complex of these wetland types in Rensselaer County, and the largest outside the Rensselaer Plateau. The fen and bog are surrounded by hemlock-hardwood swamp and red maple swamp and by uplands with hemlock-northern hardwood forest, all of which serve as a buffer for the ecologically significant fen and bog habitats.

 

To learn more about Young's Bog Nature Preserve click HERE.

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hudson River Fish Count

Fish Count

 

What will be in our net this year?  Citizen Science Volunteers are needed to join the Rensselaer Land Trust and Fran Martino, River Haggie Outdoors, for the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count to be held at Schodack Island State Park. 

Volunteers can help record and send data from ashore, or hop into a pair of our chest waders for loan to help capture fish using a 40-foot seine net.  Fish species will be sorted, counted, and recorded; and then released back into the Hudson. Meet at the main boat launch. 

For more information contact Fran Martino (518) 766-0010

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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After Work Walk–Chestnut Hill – American Chestnut Restoration

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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.


Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Celebrate Stephentown at Robert Ingalls Preserve Hike

- Suitable for all ages

The Steward of Rensselaer Land Trust’s Robert Ingalls Preserve will lead a walk through this hidden corner of Stephentown, visiting its old roads, pristine trout stream, and archeological evidence of times gone by. The hike will cover approximately two miles and involves traversing occasional wet/muddy areas, rocky footing and steep slopes.

Please arrive before 10am to assemble – the Ingalls Preserve parking area is located on Garfield Road just west of the intersection of Horse Heaven and Garfield Roads.

 

Learn more about Ingall Preserve HERE

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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