Friday, August 31, 2012

Huyck Preserve, Rensselaerville NY

If you are in the Capital District region of New York, a visit to the Huyck Preserve in Rensselaerville is well worth a few hours of your time if you like to hike or want to check out a beautiful waterfall. There are several miles of hiking trails, along with two lakes and a stream with a large waterfall.

Finding the Huyck Preserve 

The Huyck Preserve is located in the village of Rensselaerville, which is just over 25 miles southwest of Albany and about 15-20 miles north of the Catskill Mountains. The Preserve is home to about 12 miles of hiking trails that make for pleasant walks of many different lengths. Along those trails you can visit a waterfall, walk along lake shores and enjoy quiet walks in the forest. The Preserve is located at 5052 Delaware Turnpike in the village of Rensselaerville. Parking is available in a number of different areas and you can make several different hiking loops on the trails. The Preserve has a Hiking Trail Map that provides info on the trail system.

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