Join MHLC at the first outdoor event of our 25th anniversary year: A Day of Fat Biking! Fat biking, a special kind of mountain biking with wide tires to trek through soft terrain, provides a fun and fast way to explore the snowy landscape. Grab your fat bike and meet us out on the trails!
On Saturday, February 18th, the Conservancy is hosting its first-ever day of fat biking at our beautiful Keleher Preserve in New Scotland. Featuring two guided fat bike rides by Brian White, owner of Stuyvesant Plaza’s Bountiful Bread, the event will allow visitors to experience Keleher Preserve in a completely new way. Keleher Preserve, situated at the top of Wolf Hill, is part of the Helderberg Escarpment and features sweeping vistas of the Capital Region. The bike tours will kick-off at 10 am and 12:30 pm, and soup and hot cocoa will be provided by Bountiful Bread between tours and after the second ride. There will be a bonfire in the parking lot of the preserve for all those who need to warm themselves up!
MHLC is excited to work with the active mountain biking community in the Capital Region to enjoy and celebrate the lands we have worked to conserve. Let us know if you enjoy your ride by sending your photos and comments to the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Click here to reserve your spot today!
Keep your New Year’s Resolution and stay active this winter! After our day of fat biking at Keleher Preserve, pick up your free copy of MHLC’s new Preserves & Map Brochure at the preserve kiosk. This brochure lists all of our preserves that are open for winter recreation, and includes an icon key to help you find which preserves are best for winter recreation – such as snowshoeing, skiing, tracking, winter photography, wildlife viewing, hiking, and more.
As the weather begins to warm in April, MHLC will partner with Ondatra Adventures to host a Hiking and Backpacking Tips and Tricks Workshop. In the summer and fall, the public is invited to a series of programs including birding hikes, new preserve openings, family wilderness craft programs, a Hike-a-Thon in July, and a special gala affair at Thacher Park’s new visitor center in September. More information on all events can be found on our events page.
After 25 years, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy continues to expand and connect the network of preserved lands across Albany, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties. The growing community of conservationists and supporters who make this preservation work possible are a group of people dedicated to protecting the scenic, recreational, and environmental value of the Capital Region landscape. In celebration of its silver anniversary, MHLC invites friends both old and new to join in a year of conservation, recreation, and connection.
See you on the trails!