Town of Colonie
Less than 1 mile of easy walking trail
The property on Vly Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, is a beautiful 11.5 acre glen near the intersection of Vly Road and the Troy-Schenectady Road. The property was a gift of an informal neighborhood association lead by Don and Lois Porter, and was given through The Nature Conservancy to the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy in 2000. The Glen contains a large variety of plants. For example, on one outing the following ferns were identified: Christmas, Cinnamon, Interrupted, Lady, New York, Royal, Sensitive, and Wood.
From Northway Exit 6, go west on Route 7 for approximately 3 miles. Turn left onto Vly Road (traffic light and Stewart’s). Take the third right onto Brookhill Road, an immediate right onto Cascade Terrace, and then left onto Ashford Lane. The preserve entrance is located at 22 Ashford Lane; park along the road. A trail map and other information are available at the entrance kiosk on Ashford Lane.