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Hike at Tawasentha Park

Tawasentha Park, a 192.5 acre jewel in the geographic center of the Town of Guilderland, was created with the acquisition of two large tracts of land. The first tract of 95 acres, the main park section, was purchased in 1969 and is located east of the Normans Kill and south of Route 146. Prior to the Town’s purchase, the property had already been enjoyed by many Guilderland residents for swimming, picnicking and other outdoor activities. The second tract of 97.5 acres, the Winter Recreation/Community Gardens section, was purchased in 1989 and is located west of the Normans Kill and on the north and south sides of Route 146. It had been operated as a dairy farm for many years.

Link to the Town's web page for the park:

http://www.townofguilderland.org/pages/guilderlandny_recreation/TawasenthaTrailBrochureFinal.pdf

Appropriate hiking footwear is recommended.

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
  • wear appropriate hiking footwear
  • please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as rain gear, day pack and bug repellant
  • camera and binoculars if you have them

 

Directions:

From the NYS Thruway (90 East) - Exit 24 to the Northway going south to Western Avenue (Route 20 West). Turn right onto Western Avenue. Drive 4.5 miles to Route 146 (headed toward Altamont). Turn left onto Route 146, drive one-half mile and turn left into the Park.

From the NYS Thruway (90 West) - Exit 1S to Western Avenue (Route 20 West). Turn right onto Western Avenue. Drive 4.5 miles to Route 146 (headed toward Altamont). Turn left onto Route 146, drive one-half mile and turn left into the Park.

From the Northway - Exit onto Western Avenue (Route 20 West). Turn right onto Western Avenue. Drive 4.5 miles to Route 146 (headed toward Altamont). Turn left onto Route 146, drive one-half mile and turn left into the Park.

If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is[masked], feel free to call or text. There is good cell coverage in this area. Look for my red Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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  • Dorothy

    Elizabeth, your name is removed... sometimes it takes a while for it to register. Thanks for letting me know. See you next time.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Dorothy, I've changed my RSVP to no two or three times, but I keep getting messages that I'm on the list as going. I can't go this time, hip's bothering me.

    March 22, 2013

  • Rose B.

    I did not realize this changed locations. I was looking forward to Christman's! Enjoy all!

    March 22, 2013

  • Dennise

    Ugh! Have to work tomorrow. Wish I could be there!

    March 22, 2013

  • Dorothy

    We will be hiking the perimeter trail which does have some hills and valleys. It is about 1.5 miles with the option to do more. If there is snow you will need spikes or some type of traction device for the hills.

    March 19, 2013

    • janet f.

      Dorothy will snowshoes work or is this more of a traditional hike

      March 20, 2013

    • Dorothy

      I am planning on a snow shoe outing. With the amount of snow we received it should be great. Also, bring spikes or other traction device if you have them.

      March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Dorothy. I actually had changed my RSVP to no a couple of days ago. Knew I wasn't up to it. Will you please describe the nature of this outing. Tnx.

    March 19, 2013

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