May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Chester Challenge, Town of Chester, NY - Taconic Hiking Club

The hike will be one or more of the Chester Challenge hikes, which are moderate hikes, and will not exceed 5 miles. Bring a lunch to enjoy while taking in the views. The trails are all moderate with some medium climbs. We will be looking for wildflowers and signs of spring.

Contact: Mary MacDonald 518-371-1293 or email at mmacdonald003@nycap.rr.com

Length: 5 miles or less

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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

National Trails Day - Taconic Hiking Club

Saturday, June 2: National Trails Day at Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton, NY

Spend the morning of National Trails Day working on the trails at Grafton Lakes State Park. The good folks at GLSP let us store tools and supplies there for use on the Taconic Crest Trail, so helping them get ready for the busy summer season is the neighborly thing to do. Plus, they'll have a picnic lunch for all the volunteers and a chance to win prizes.

Contact: R.J. Hydorn at 518-283-6056

Length: TBD

Road Distance: Your house to Grafton Lakes SP

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Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Annual Pot Luck - Taconic Hiking Club

Sunday, June 3: Taconic Hiking Club Annual Pot- Luck

Picnic at Peebles Island State Park, Waterford, NY

Our activities for the day are:

· Noon to 1:00 PM POTLUCK APPETIZERS.

· 1:00 PM POTLUCK salads, desserts and treats along with THC supplied hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks (lemonade and iced tea) and condiments.

· Please bring your own soda, beer or wine.

· Lawn chairs and games are recommended, as well as pictures to share.

· 2:00 PM short THC meeting

· Enjoy the park for the rest of the day. There are several trails for hiking. There is also canoe/kayak access to the Hudson River nearby.

Please note: There is a $6 fee per vehicle to enter the park on weekends.

To register: contact Margaret Parks at margaretparks123@gmail.com or 518-250-5452 to let her know how many people are coming and what your contribution to the picnic will be (appetizer, salad or dessert).

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Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Home Waters TU Monthly Meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 14 at 6:00 PM.  There will be a short business meeting followed by fishing on the Walloomsac River. 

This evening we will fish a stretch of the Walloomsac River, where we should encounter some excellent dry fly fishing.  We will meet at the Stewart's Shop on the corner of Route 22 and 67 in Hoosick Falls.

Contact us at homewaterstu@gmail.com or 518-326-6201 for more information.

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May
16
9:00 AM09:00

TCT/Snow Hole/Birch Brook/Hopkins Forest through Hike - Taconic Hiking Club

From the Petersburg Pass parking lot on Rte. 2 we will spot at least one car at the Hopkins Forest parking lot in Williamstown. When the car spotters return, we will hike north on the TCT to the Snow Hole, passing the Birch Brook Trail intersection. After the Snow Hole, we return to the Birch Brook intersection and begin a very steep (1200' in 1.5-mile) descent to the more gentle terrain of Hopkins Forest trails.

Note that very wet or icy conditions or too few participants for the car spot will cancel the descent portion of the hike. Poles, sturdy footwear, perhaps some form of micro-spike.

Distance:  approximately 6 miles, with 500' ascent to Snow Hole, and cumulative 1700' descent.

To register and to obtain meeting time and location contact Co Leaders

Bob Armao at bob_armao@yahoo.com  or 518-271-6512 or

Sharon Bonk at sboqc@mindspring.com or 518-674-0042 (NCA 9 PM) 

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Home Waters Monthly Meeting

Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited is holding their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 10 at 6:00 PM.  There will be a short business meeting followed by fishing on the famed Battenkill River.  We will meet at the bridge on Johnson Road (Route 61) where it crosses the river in Shushan, just off Route 313.

 

Contact us at homewaterstu@gmail.com or 518-326-6201 for more information.

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May
9
9:30 AM09:30

Tree Planting at Cherry Plain State Park

We have a great opportunity to bring new trees and shrubs lakeside to an area in need of plantings.  Wednesday, May 9th we will be receiving over 200 shrubs and plants for this area between the lake and Miller Rd.  We will be planting all day from 9:30 till 3:00 if needed, with a break for lunch which will be provided. Digging small holes, setting plants, putting in place a weed guard and deer protector. 

I know everyone is busy so come for as long as you can stay.  It will be our big LOVE YOUR PARK event. 

Please let me know if you can come so I have an idea of the number of volunteers.  Francille  Egbert  518-674-3214

And thanks as always for your commitment to helping people love nature at our parks.

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May
5
9:00 AM09:00

I Love My Park Day

We are calling on our friends of all ages to come out for a morning of service on park trails, shores, and fields at Grafton Lakes State Park on Saturday May 5th. We also thank our volunteers with tasty morning refreshments and a free t-shirt! Check-in is at 9am at the Deerfield Pavilion and we wrap up at noon.

Scout troops, outdoor clubs, families and anyone interested are all welcome! Bonus: We will be having a free prize raffle for all those who join us as we spruce up our park for summer!

Online registration happening now!
Visit: https://www.ptny.org/events/i-love-my-park-day

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May
3
9:00 AM09:00

Perry's Peak - Hollow Fields to US Route 20 - Taconic Hiking Club

We'll spot cars up on Lebanon Mountain and drive a very short distance to BNRC’s Richmond property called Hollow Fields.  https://www.bnrc.org/trails-and-maps/top-10-berkshire-trails/hollow-fields/

After enjoying the gorgeous views from those upland fields we’ll head up to “Scottie's Lookout" and then 2070' Perry's Peak, coming out through Bates Memorial Forest. We'll check out the Mass/NYS border marker and look for spring blooms. This is a dog friendly hike, given leader approval. Steady rain cancels.

Contact: Karen Ross, 518-794-7474 kcoyross@aol.com or Vicky Singer 413-442-3701 vsinger2@yahoo.com.

Length: 5 miles with approximately 800’ vertical

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