Conserving Land • Protecting Resources
Since 1987

As of January 1, 2024, the Rensselaer Land Trust has merged with the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. For all questions regarding donations, events, land, or other matters, please visit or call 518-712-9211. For questions about the merger, use extension 101 to speak with Jim Bonesteel. You can expect a new name and logo for our merged organization by Spring / Summer 2024 and a new website by the end of the year!

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Hudson River between Hoosic River and Poesten Kill

These lands drain into small streams which flow directly into the Hudson River between the mouth of the Hoosic River at Lock 4 Canal Park in Schaghticoke and the mouth of the Poesten Kill in Troy. The City of Troy from downtown north is included, as is the Troy Reservoir in Brunswick, site of the Brunswick Town Beach.

Oakwood Cemetery in Troy is one the most botanically diverse spots in Rensselaer County, with undeveloped areas with rare plants and waterfalls cascading through steep ravines. Along much of the Hudson River north of Lansingburgh, the Hudson River has eroded the underlying clay and other glacial deposits to form high bluffs. Bald eagles nest along this stretch of the Hudson River.