Eulogy for Schodack Island State Park

by Sandra Foyt on May 18, 2010

in Uncategorized


I didn’t know you well, or hardly at all.  Even though you’re just a hop and a skip away, I put off a visit thinking there would be time enough.

On the very last day, just before they clicked shut the padlocks, we finally waltzed in: a mom, a dad, a boy and his friends, and the family dog.

It wasn’t a long visit, just long enough to go for a walk, and discover: a turtle burrowing eggs, towering ferns in a primeval forest, a geocache treasure hiding in a hollowed out tree, and the joy of kids scampering in the woods.






Temporarily closed due to New York State budget cuts:

Schodack Island State Park
1 Schodack Way
P.O. Box 7
Schodack Landing, NY 12156

Getting There

Latitude 42.482113470199998 Longitude -73.776316092000002

PostScript – I’m happy to note that, despite budget cuts, this park is open for the summer. Visit while you can!

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

Ryan Morash May 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Good times… 🙂

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