Two More Family Friendly Hikes Coming Right Up

by Sandra Foyt on October 26, 2010

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The Homeschool Hiking Group that we joined way back in September for a hike at Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary, has scheduled two more hikes at a couple of our favorite spots:

Wednesday, October 27th, 10:30 a.m.
Peebles Island State Park, Waterford
Summary: According to, "Peebles Island is a nature-lover’s treasure. The Perimeter Trail winds through open meadows, a hardwood forest, along cliff tops, and past river rapids in it’s two-mile loop. White-tail deer, beaver, skunks, hawks, owls and water fowl can be spotted, especially in the early morning hours."
Directions: Take I-787 north to where it becomes a smaller road with stoplights. About 2 miles past the Route 7 split, turn right (East) onto Rte. 470. Continue for more than half a mile, just before crossing a bridge over the Hudson; turn left (north) onto Delaware Ave. Continue to State Park entrance. The trail is at the far left end of the parking lot.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 10:30 a.m.
Albany Pine Bush, Albany
Summary: Sandy trails and little hills make for an easy and pleasant fall hike. The Discovery Center is great to visit afterwards.
Directions: Take Washington Ave. Extension west to Rte. 155 in Albany. Turn right onto 155 North. The NEW parking lot is at the new Discovery Center (the old SEFCU building – brick building with a clock tower) We will meet around the back of the building near the new trailhead.

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