springhikes

trail_cropJoin us for a hike! 
Join MHLC board member Dodie Seagle, along with other volunteer hike leaders and experts exploring the beautiful places in our backyard.

Hike Information:
Please wear appropriate hiking boots or outdoor shoes and bring a raincoat in case of inclement weather. It’s a good idea to pack water, a snack, bugspray and sunscreen.

RSVP: Please let us know if you plan to attend one of our hikes. Email us at rsvp@mohawkhudson.org or call 518-436-6346.

 

Hike Schedule

OOMS POND |Thursday, May 7th | 10:00 a.m.

Description: Come enjoy fine views of the Catskill Mountains on this 180-acre property in Columbia County. The property is managed by the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC). A CLC staff member will be present to share information about the Preserve. This hike includes gently rolling hills, meadows, and grasslands encircling Sutherland Pond.
Easy hike, approximately 2 hours.

When: Thursday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Meet in the Delmar Municipal Parking lot at 125 Adams St., Delmar. 

BEACON MOUNTAIN | Saturday, May 16th | 8:30 a.m.

Description: This beautiful peak in Dutchess County has been described by landscape designer Andrew Jackson Downing as “among the most powerfully striking and impressive landscapes on this continent.” The 4-mile round trip has a 1,004 foot ascent and a fire tower which Pete Seeger climbed at age 92! On a clear day hikers can see from New York City to Albany with magnificent views of the Hudson River. Afterwards, those who wish may have lunch at the Yankee Clipper Diner in Beacon. 
Moderate hike.

When: Saturday, May 16th at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Meet in the Delmar Municipal Parking lot at 125 Adams St., Delmar. 

MOH-HE-CON-NUCK NATURE PRESERVE | Wednesday, May 20th | 10:00 a.m.

Description: The Town of Bethlehem’s newest park. It is a 53-acre parcel with 1.2 miles of walking trails, originally hunted and fished by the Mohican Indians. Nan Lanahan, head of the Bethlehem Parks and Recreation Department and Susan Leath, Bethlehem’s Town Historian, will share tales of how this preserve was acquired. The name means “people of waters that are never still.” The spring-fed Frothingham Lake on the property has a shoreline with a diverse habitat. Easy hike, approximately 1 hour.

When: Wednesday, May 20th
Where: Meet in the Delmar Municipal Parking lot at 125 Adams St., Delmar.  Continue on to the Schiffendecker Preserve hike immediately following.

SCHIFFENDECKER PRESERVE | Wednesday, May 20th (Hike immediately following the Moh-he-con-nuck Preserve)

Description: How many beautiful preserves are located minutes from Walmart?! This 39-acre Preserve is located in Glenmont. It features wooded hills, streams, and ravines. Once a farm in the 1800’s, beavers replaced cows as friendly neighbors. Easy to moderate hike, approximately 1 plus hours. Scott Lewendon, Preserve Steward, will lead the hike. Optional group lunch after at Panera’s.

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