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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  • Sharon

    This was great discovering a new part of the park that I have never been to! Thanks to Dorothy and Karen for keeping us under control and safe! Tee hee.

    November 26, 2012

  • Joe Hart

    Leisurely, very nicely done, good nature experience at a park I had never explored.

    November 25, 2012

  • Evan

    Excellent. Thanks Dorothy

    November 25, 2012

  • Lorraine

    really nice hike for my first with the group. Exactly 2 hours was just long enough. The weather started out flurrying, but sun broke through.

    November 25, 2012

  • Judy Soderblom

    I have to change my RSVP to No. It has been snowing off and on all afternoon at my house and I just got a new car on Tuesday and I'm not sure how it does in the snow. Sorry!

    November 24, 2012

  • Dorothy

    Hi Joe, It is an easy hike... plan on spending about 2 hours out and about including stops. The main trail is about 1.5 miles and the other trails that I was planning on completing would total another mile or so.

    November 23, 2012

  • Joe Hart

    Dorothy
    About how long, in time and miles, is the plan for this hike?
    i'm presuming it's easy/moderate?
    Joe

    November 23, 2012

  • Lisa Potkewitz

    (I took my name off waiting list, Ted generously added me as the +1. See you on Sunday.

    November 23, 2012

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