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Papscanee Island Nature Preserve

  • Friday, September 24, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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 parking lot.

Sponsoring OrganizationRensselaer County Legislature

Contact Information



Advance registration required.
Pre-registration not required but appreciated by 9/23/21: (518)270-2888.

Additional Information

Trails are relatively flat with some uneven surface and slight ascents/descents, exposed tree roots and limbs.

Event Duration (hours): 1
Difficulty: Moderate
Length (miles): 1
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No

Last updated June 28, 2021