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Papscanee Island Nature Preserve Walk
Papscanee Island Nature Preserve
Staats Island Road
Castleton, NY 12033
Region: Upper Hudson
DetailsEvent Type Walk/Hike Description Led by David Chinery from the Cornell Cooperative Extension, enjoy a 1-hour walk though 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, river bank, 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 Preserve South Entrance sign onto Staats Island Rd.; go .25 mi. cross Amtrak tracks, right into Preserve parking lot. Sponsoring Organization Rensselaer County Legislature
RegistrationAdvance registration required.
Pre-registration not required but appreciated by 9/27/19: (518)270-2888.
Additional InformationTrails 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