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Public Natural Areas in Rensselaer County
Please check links for current status, hours of operation, visitor policies, and other information from managing organizations.
Albert Family Community Forest
East Nassau (RPA)
Barberville Falls Preserve
Poestenkill (RPA)

Bessie's Woods
Sand Lake (RPA)
Burden Pond Preserve
South Troy (City of Troy)
Capital District Wildlife Management Area
Stephentown/Berlin (NYS DEC)
Cherry Plain State Park
Petersburg (NYS OPRHP)

Chestnut Hill Preserve
Averill Park (RPA)

Dill Brook Community Forest
In Memory of Robert Simms
Petersburgh (RPA)

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center
Cropseyville (Rensselaer County)
Frear Park
Troy (City of Troy)

Geiser Preserve
Sand Lake (RLT)

Grafton Lakes State Park
Grafton (NYS OPRHP)

Gutierrez Family Forest
East Nassau (RPA)
John B. Staalesen Vanderheyden Preserve
South Troy (RLT)

Kinderhook Creek Preserve
East Nassau (RLT)
Knickerbacker Park
Troy (City of Troy)

Lanford Wood Community Forest
Pittstown (RPA)

Mud Pond Preserve
Nassau (Town of Nassau)
Oakwood Cemetery
Troy (Troy Cemetery Association)
Peebles Island State Park
Cohoes (NYS OPRHP)
Pittstown State Forest
Pittstown (NYS DEC)
Poesten Kill Bends Preserve
Troy (RLT, RPA)
Poestenkill Community Forest
Poestenkill (RPA)
Prospect Park
Troy (City of Troy)

Rensselaer Tech Park (Trail map here)
North Greenbush (RPI)
Robert Ingalls Preserve
Stephentown (RLT)
Schodack Island State Park
Schodack Landing (NYS OPRHP)

Snake Hill Cliffs

Poestenkill (RPA)
Stewart Preserve
Nassau (TNC)
Taconic Crest Trail
New York, Massachusetts, Vermont (Taconic Hiking Club)
The Narrows: Cascade and Heritage Trail
Troy (City of Troy, RLT, the Post Contemporary)
Tibbits State Forest
Hoosick (NYS DEC)

Valentino Family Community Forest

Grafton (RPA)

Managing Organizations:
City of Troy
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (NYS OPRHP)
Rensselaer County
Rensselaer Land Trust
Rensselaer Plateau Alliance (RPA)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Taconic Hiking Club
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Troy Cemetery Association

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