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Hike Huyck Preserve

The Huyck Preserve has 12 miles of trails open to the public daily dawn to dusk. Trails snake along the Rensselaerville falls, meander through peaceful of old-growth forests, circumvent both Lake Myosostis and Lincoln Pond, and wind through several 80+ year old pine and spruce plantations. From the trails you can explore and experience the forests, lakes, and streams of the Huyck Preserve and view a variety of wildlife.

Renovated in 2006, the Huyck Preserve’s visitor center is located at the back entrance to the Mill House in the Hamlet of Rensselaerville.

The visitor center has a gallery which features work with a natural history focus from the bio-region, and more often than not, produced at the Huyck Preserve. There are displays from the field station and information about upcoming events. A bathroom is available.

We will be hiking approximately 4 miles. 

Trail Map Link

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
•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[masked], and Betsy's is[masked], feel free to call or text.   Look for my black Jeep Liberty and Betsy's silver Subaru Outback.

Please be considerate of your fellow hikers and if your plans change, update your RSVP to NO to allow others to participate.


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  • Mike

    Good scenic hike with good weather. Thanks to Betsy and Dorothy for leading the hike.

    September 13, 2014

  • Rita

    Great day for a hike with a nice bunch of people. See you again soon.

    September 2, 2014

  • Heidi

    Two good hikes this weekend! Thanks Dorothy and Betsy!!

    September 1, 2014

  • Ellen K.

    Thanks for a wonderful day Betsy and Dorothy!!! This preserve is beautiful and the waterfalls spectacular!!

    September 1, 2014

  • Gail

    Betsy & Dorothy, Thank you both again for a wonderful walk at the preserve. I appreciate the distance both of you traveled today. Treated myself to ice cream cone just to finish a great day.

    September 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm not able to make it.

    September 1, 2014

  • Raj

    If anyone is interested in carpooling from Niskayuna/Schenectady - text/call me at[masked]

    September 1, 2014

  • Sue F.

    Sorry, can't make it. Another time!

    August 30, 2014

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