Join a guided hike or outdoor workshop, and explore our beautiful region at any of these great preserves:
Normans Kill Preserve - Located on 46 acres of land, this preserve is split into two sections: eastern and western. The eastern portion includes wooden trails that offer views of the Normans Kill, Steven's farm, and river bank. The western portion is mostly wooden with some open fields along the creek.
Swift Wetland - This 21.6 acre wetland includes trails built by local Eagle Scouts and other volunteers. This preserve protects the wetlands from the homes built around it.
Phillipin Kill Preserve - Sitting on a 20 acre property, this preserve has both a forested wetland and a marsh. Walk around the 1/2 mile trail and discover American Beech trees, cattails, and other shrubbery.
Van Dyke Preserve - A mix of forested lands and floodplain along the Phillipin Kill stream, hikers can enjoy walking a loop trail with various native wildflowers, oak, hickory, and hemlock trees.
Schiffendecker Farm Preserve - This 39.8 acre property sits on wood and wetlands along an unnamed stream. See if you can spot any beavers while walking these trails.
Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail, a nine-mile hike/bike trail that spans the distance between downtown Albany and Voorheesville, along the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad Line.