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Monday, May 16, 2022

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After Work Walk–Evening Birdsong at Albert Family Community Forest

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 Walks – Thursdays at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

May 31, 6:45 – Evening Birdsong at Albert Family Community Forest

We will walk through some forested and open areas, and near the brook and wetlands, and perhaps sit silently and listen, hoping to hear migratory songbirds doing their act in the hour before the sun sets. If you have a folding sling chair, bring it. Email questions to leader: 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.  

 

UPCOMING WALKS

June 7 –  Featherweald Preserve, Cambridge, across from Buskirk – RLT's newest protected land, with scenic woods and bluff along the Hoosic River, with nesting great blue herons and large pignut hickories and black oaks. For more info, contact Paul Schroeder.
 
Featherweald Preserve is at 187 Washington County Road 59. From junction of Routes 40 and 67 in Village of Schaghticoke, go 9.2 miles east on Route 67 to a left onto Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk; go .4 mile, and after crossing the Buskirk Covered Bridge, turn left onto County Road 59; then 1 mile to parking on the left.
 

Upcoming:

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. 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 but 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.

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?

 

After Work Mountain Bike Rides – Tuesdays at 6 pm.

June 5 –  Poestenkill Community Forest

June 19 – Grafton Forest, Grafton

July 10 –  Grafton Lakes State Park, Mill Pond

Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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After Mountain Bike Rides–Poestenkill Community Forest

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?

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

After Work Walk–Scenic Woods Along the Hoosic River

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 Walks – Thursdays at 6 pm unless otherwise noted.

June 7 –  Featherweald Preserve, Cambridge, across from Buskirk – RLT's newest protected land, with scenic woods and bluff along the Hoosic River, with nesting great blue herons and large pignut hickories and black oaks. For more info, contact Paul Schroeder.
Featherweald Preserve is at 187 Washington County Road 59. From junction of Routes 40 and 67 in Village of Schaghticoke, go 9.2 miles east on Route 67 to a left onto Buskirk-West Hoosick Road in Buskirk; go .4 mile, and after crossing the Buskirk Covered Bridge, turn left onto County Road 59; then 1 mile to parking on the left.

 

Upcoming:

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. 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 but 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.

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?

 

After Work Mountain Bike Rides – Tuesdays at 6 pm.

June 5 –  Poestenkill Community Forest

June 19 – Grafton Forest, Grafton

July 10 –  Grafton Lakes State Park, Mill Pond

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Taconic Crest Trail Hike

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!

Hike a seven-mile segment of the Taconic Crest Trail from Robinson Hollow in Stephentown to Mattison Hollow

in Cherry Plain. E-mail Michael Jensen for meeting instructions, etc.

$5 donation collected day of the hike.

 

Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fourth Annual Water Chestnut Pull at the Johnsonville Dam on the Hoosic River

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Join us in our ongoing effort to keep the boat launch above the dam navigable.  Learn about invasive species first hand!  It is dirty and tiring work, but the path has been getting a bit easier every year.  Both boat based and land crew needed.  Co-sponsored with Brookfield Renewable, Hoosic River Watershed Association, the Johnsonville Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance.

Register in advance to receive free lunch with Kristina Younger by e-mail.

More Details:

Place:  Boat Launch on Hoosic River just above the Johnsonville Dam – on River Road.  Those bringing boats should come to the Boat Launch to unload/load, but then may need to move their cars to the Johnsonville Fire station for overflow parking, depending on turnout.  Food and bathrooms will be available at the Fire House about a quarter nil from the launch all day.

Work description:  Hand pull, collect, and prepare for disposal the invasive water chestnut plant that is choking the boat launch.  There will be three crews working in tandem – boats, waders/shallows, and shore.  Each crew requires different equipment and skills.

The boat-based crew is asked to supply their own canoe/kayak/rowboat, and life jacket, although there will be a few extra boats and life jackets available and a need for “barge crews”.  Hand pulled weeds will be placed into collection baskets and passed to either the shallow water crew or to rowboats/large canoes acting as “barges”.  This task is the most physically demanding, and where the most volunteers are needed.

A limited number of waders will be available for the use of the shallow water crew – those who have their own should bring them.  The seeds of this invasive have sharp thorns and good soles are highly recommended.  The shallow water crew will collect baskets from the boat-based crew to pass to the shore crew (and pass empties back to be refilled), as well as pull shallow weeds.  Youths under age 16 will be required to wear life jackets for this activity.

Shore crew requires footwear with good soles.  Full baskets will be dumped in designated areas and empty ones conveyed to the shallow water/barge crew.

All should wear weather appropriate clothing and expect to get wet and dirty.

Water, lunch, and snacks will be provided to all volunteers.  Any specific dietary needs should be conveyed at registration.  Nitrile gloves, collection baskets, and a boat washing station to prevent the spread of invasive species will be provided.  The job requires average to good fitness and a pleasant disposition.

Starting time is 9AM with check-in and crew assignment, and setting the line for the path clearing.  Partial day commitments are welcome.  This is a big (and multi-year) job.  We have a modest goal of clearing a path to the shore.  We want to know the name of every individual that participates so that we can properly acknowledge and thank them, so registration in advance is strongly encouraged.

Learn more about our invasive species work by clicking HERE.

Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 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

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

After Work Walk–Albert Family Community Forest, 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 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
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 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
This event does not repeat