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Hike Five Rivers Environmental Center

On this hike we will learn wildlife identification including plants, animal tracks and birds.  This will be an easy outing.  We will hike the North Loop which is 2.3 miles.  It will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.  Go the distance on this trail through old fields to a deep forest of northern hardwoods. Impressive trees, dense cover and dynamic views lend a sense of wilderness. Gentle grades over grass and wood chip surfaces.

If we have enough time we will also do the Beaver Tree Trail which is approximately 1.5 miles.

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of broad fields, towering forests, and tranquil wetlands. Five Rivers offers people of all ages a rich variety of guided and self-guided opportunities to encounter nature directly. Stimulating interpretive programs and guided school lessons promote awareness, knowledge and appreciation of New York State's environment year 'round. With over 10 miles of trails for self-guided exploration, Five Rivers fosters discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation

  • Great place for birdwatching: 225 species
  • Excellent chance for deer, squirrels and bluebirds, even in winter!

 

Link to Five Rivers:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/education/1835.html

For Directions use this link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=42.608676,-73.889757

 

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

  • please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain or shine
  • Dress in layers
  • wear appropriate hiking footwear (the back section of the North Loop can be muddy in spots)
  • please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen, rain gear, day pack.
  • camera and/or binoculars if you have them

If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is 518 - 641 - 9660, feel free to call or text during the meetup times, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Look for my red Jeep Grand Cherokee!

I hope you can join us for this outing.

 

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  • Debbi

    It was really great. Our guides were very knowledgeable and friendly, and made my first hike a great experience! I can't wait to go again.

    April 6, 2013

    • Rose B.

      Debbi~Your photos are breathtakingly beautiful! So glad your eyes came along-and you!

      April 7, 2013

    • Debbi

      Thank you so much. I am glad you like them. This was such a great experience.

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Debbii, your pictures are incredible. You have a gift. What a wonderful reminder of a great day.

    April 7, 2013

    • Debbi

      Thank you for such kind words. It was a wonderful day and I was glad that I was able to be a part of it!

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pictures are fantastic!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love going out with a naturalist. It really adds to an outing. I love learning everything about nature.

    April 6, 2013

  • Rose B.

    Excellent walk in the woods with nice peeps listening to peeps! Thank Vinnie and dorothy I learned a lot today! Oh, that fact I love about the praying mantis is that he can turn his head like an owl -180-unlike any other insect. And he is carniverous-some able to eat lizards. yikes!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Rita

    Great time. Learned a lot.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to get back in the woods again!

    April 6, 2013

  • Tim J.

    Very nice hike, appreciated the educational aspect. Great group. Thanks Vinnie and Dorothy for leading.

    April 6, 2013

  • Richard K.

    Another great hike thanks to Dorothy and Vincent .

    April 6, 2013

  • carolyn

    it was really a wonderful time

    April 6, 2013

  • Jeannie T.

    I'm pretty sure I'd end up in a traffic accident with the sleep deprivation I have right now. Hope someone sees this in time to jump in their spot, but either way, it's not safe for me to drive.

    April 6, 2013

  • Sara

    Great! I'm glad a spot opened up and I saw the email in time to plan on it. See you all tomorrow.

    April 5, 2013

    • Jeannie T.

      me too :-). i'm working hard at getting to bed at a reasonable hour now :-).

      April 5, 2013

  • Barbara

    I am sorry I can't make it. I hope you have a great day.

    April 5, 2013

  • Joanne

    I could not get a ride. I am sorry I can't be there

    April 5, 2013

  • Mike E.

    sorry have to take care of something very important

    April 5, 2013

  • Dennise

    Working again...

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Next week, Cricket. Tomorrow's the Saratoga Battlefield, right?

    March 30, 2013

  • cricket g.

    Sorry, you let me know too late that I would be able to attend. When I hadn't heard as of yesterday afternoon, so I made other plans. I would have liked to join, but less than a day's notice doesn't work for me. C

    March 30, 2013

  • Joy

    I lost my ride; rather than wait until the last minute hoping I could find another I withdrew so someone else could have my spot and make plans. Hope to catch you next time...

    March 27, 2013

  • Joanne

    sorry for the double posting :)

    March 27, 2013

  • Joanne

    I need a ride. I live in Brunswick near the Walmart. My email is [masked] If anyone lives near me and can help I appreciate it. I look forward to attending. Thanks!

    March 27, 2013

  • Joanne

    I need a ride. If there is anyone that lives near Brunswick (near the PriceChopper on Hoosic St) email me [masked]. Thanks!

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey can we have two groups so all can join?

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi when will we know if we made the cut to join?:) live 5 minutes from the site:)

    March 26, 2013

  • Rhonda

    As far as I know we'll be free. We coordinate volunteers in Frear Park, Troy and some wait to the last minute.

    March 12, 2013

  • Eva P.

    @!%$ I have class all day that day!! This is so disappointing!

    March 11, 2013

  • ann

    Look forward to the hike and education parts...tku

    March 11, 2013

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