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Hiking 7/29/21

Bald Peak
Adirondack Mountain Club
Bald Peak

We explore the wonderful world of hiking today with the Megan McLaughlin and Jim Slavin of the Adirondack Mountain Club.  Sarah LaDuke hosts. 

A listener called asking about accessible hiking spots at the end of the show - we were sorry to rush that answer - and another listener sent in this info afterward:

“John Dillon Park in Long Lake, NY opened in 2006 as the first park in the country designed to provide a wilderness experience for people with disabilities.  It is open to the public and everyone is welcome to use the park and it’s free. Call The 198-acre park is the centerpiece of International Paper’s donation of a 15,802-acre conservation easement to New York State.”


On air, Jim mentioned a list he'd compiled of hiking spots in and around Albany, New York:
Albany County
Albany Pine Bush (Albany)
Bennett Hill Preserve (New Scotland)
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (Bethlehem)
Huyck Preserve (Rensselaerville)
John Boyd Thatcher Park /Emma Treadwell Thatcher Nature Center (Voorheesville)
Lawson Lake County Park (Feura Bush)
Peebles Island State Park (Waterford)
Check out the: Hudson-Mohawk Land Conservancy

Rensselaer County
Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center (Cropseyville)
Grafton Lakes State Park (Grafton)
Papscanee Island Nature Preserve (East Greenbush)
Petersburg Pass, Taconic Crest Trail (Petersburg)
Schodack Island State Park (Schodack Landing)
Check out the: Rensselaer Plateau Alliance and Rensselaer Land Trust

Saratoga County
Hadley Mountain (Hadley)
Hennig Preserve (Middle Grove)
Moreau Lake State Park (Moreau)
Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve (Clifton Park)
Check out the: Saratoga plan

Schenectady County
Christman Sanctuary (Duanesburg)
Lisha Kill Preserve (Niskayuna)
Plotter Kill Nature Preserve (Rotterdam)
Schenectady Co. Forest Preserve (Duanesburg)
Wilton Wildlife Preserve (Wilton)

Schoharie County
Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest (No. Blenheim)
Mine Kill State Park (No. Blenheim)
Vroman’s Nose (Middleburgh)

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