2019 Summer Hike-a-thon

Plein Air Painting at Van Dyke Preserve

Each year, MHLC’s Annual Summer Hike-a-thon features a menu of activities designed to provide unique, guided opportunities to learn more about the preserved lands of our region. These exclusive offerings are a chance for frequent users of the trails to get insider information about their favorite spots from MHLC staff and volunteers, and an opportunity for those visiting the preserves for the first time to discover new hiking spots across the Capital Region. This year’s event featured eight different outdoor adventures, including special tours of Wolf Hollow/Hoffman’s Fault in West Glenville and the Heldeberg Workshop in New Scotland—both of these private lands are not normally open to the public.

Despite the intense heat wave on this July weekend, our 2019 Summer Hike-a-thon drew several hundred participants to various adventures across the Capital Region. Our hike guides shared their expert knowledge as they led participants on one-of-a-kind adventures. We enjoyed many engaging, hands-on experiences including catching frogs at the Heldeberg Workshop, petting a rescued baby beaver at the Huyck Preserve, painting landscapes at Van Dyke Preserve, exploring Hoffman’s Fault at Wolf Hollows, mountain biking the Keleher Preserve, and cruising the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail. Thanks to all who participated! You can see highlights from the day in our photo gallery below.

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