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Preserves

Hudson River Island State Park

access by water only

Keep Conservation Preserve

Cty Rt 8 (Parking area - between Orr Rd and Eastern Pkwy), Germantown

www.keepconservation.com/preserves.htm

Lewis A Swyer Preserve - Mill Creek Boardwalk

Rt 9J, Stuyvesant

www.nature.org

Nutten Hook State Unique Area

Ice House Rd (off Rt 9J), Stuyvesant

www.dec.ny.gov/lands/92355.html

State Forest Ranger - C. Dicintio, 518-828-0236

Pachaquack Preserve

One of two wooded parks with walking paths on either side of the Kinderhook Creek. Each features parking, a gazebo for picnicking, and a one-mile loop through the woods with great views of the Kinderhook Creek. There are Waterthrush and songbirds enjoying insects along the creek; look for Dutchmen’s Britches and Trout Lilies. Bring your fishing pole.

Elm Street (off Rt 203) at Rt 203 bridge, Valatie Village

www.veravalatie.com/V_Trails_and_Parks.html

Stockport Wildlife Management Area (Stockport Creek)

Cty Rt 25, Stockport

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/103586.html

Stockport Wildlife Management Area (surrounds the Harrier Hill Park)

Rod and Gun Road, Stockport

www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/45415.html