Stay Active This Winter on MHLC Preserves

Snowshoers enjoy Bennett Preserve. Photo by Alan VIa.

Snowshoers enjoy Bennett Hill Preserve. Photo by Alan Via.

Snowshoeing, skiing, tracking, winter photography… what’s your favorite outdoor winter activity? Keep your body moving and invigorate your winter spirit by exploring the snowy beauty of our preserves this year. Whether you enjoy vigorous aerobic activity or are looking for a family-friendly adventure, there are 17 preserves currently open for visitors to enjoy and explore.

Bennett Hill Preserve is a favorite for visitors who enjoy snowshoeing, and the scenic vistas stretch for miles on a clear winter day, making for stunning winter photographs.

Following and identifying animal tracks in the snow can be a fun and educational activity for both adults and children. We recommend visiting www.naturetracking.com, which features galleries of common animal tracks and an article on tracks commonly seen in the snow.

Pick up your preserve brochure and use the icon key to find the right preserve for your winter adventure.

Pick up your preserve brochure and use the icon key to find the right preserve for your winter adventure.

In 2017, we will open trails for mountainbiking at Keleher Preserve! Once these trails are open, bring your fat bike out to Keleher and explore the preserve on two wheels.

For more information on the recommended activities for each of our preserves, stop by the MHLC office in Delmar or a preserve kiosk to pick up your free copy of the Preserves & Map Brochure, which includes an icon key to help you find which preserves are best for winter recreation, scenic views, wildlife viewing, family-friendly trails, and more.

Snap some photos of your snowy adventures and share with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy community on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also enter our Photo Contest to receive a chance to win free ice cream and tickets to the Albany Symphony in June!

 

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