Led by David Chinery enjoy a 1-hour walk through the Papscanee Island
Nature Preserve and discover the various species of plants and animals that
make the 156-acre Preserve and Hudson River shoreline their home. Cottonwood
trees, buckthorn shrub, and bittersweet vine reflect the history of the land
farmed by the Mohican Indians for thousands of years. The preserve also boasts
a variety of habitats, including marsh, riverbank, and floodplain. This riparian setting is a pristine example of nature reinventing itself. Over 30
acres of the preserve are still farmed today, giving the land the distinction
of being under active agriculture (corn) longer than any other lands in the
U.S. Over six miles of hiking trails offer public access to over 2 miles of
Hudson River shoreline. From 9J, turn Right at the Preserve South Entrance sign
onto Staats Island Rd.; go .25 mi. cross Amtrak tracks, right into Preserve
Sponsoring OrganizationRensselaer County Legislature
Advance registration required.
Pre-registration not required but appreciated by 9/23/21: (518)270-2888.
Trails are relatively flat with some uneven surface and slight
ascents/descents, exposed tree roots and limbs.
Event Duration (hours): 1
Length (miles): 1
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
Last updated June 28, 2021