Photo: Kate Lovering


Leaders: Fred DeMay and Peter Wood

Saturday, March 20, 10am-1pm


Poestenkill Community Forest

200 Legenbauer Road
Averill Park, NY 12018
(In East Poestenkill)


Masks are required. Please do not attend if you don't feel well. Ages 12+.

Pre-registration is required - space is limited, so register early.

To register, click on the link below.

$10 suggested donation;

any amount is welcome.

Sorry, registration is closed - this event is full!

Come explore the trails at RPA’s Poestenkill Community Forest

on the last day of winter. Trail maps and driving directions are available here.

From the parking lot we will take the Saphouse (red) trail to Hemlock Hollow (yellow) trail to Moose Meadow (green) to Moose (yellow) to Sugar Rock Rd (white) to Big Beaver Bog (Blue) where we’ll take a break at an overlook of the dramatic Big Beaver Bog. Make sure you bring snacks, drinks and your camera - you never know what we might see this time of year!

From there. we’ll take either the Hemlock Swamp (white) or Moose trail (yellow)

back to the parking lot.


If there is still snow on the ground, please plan on snowshoes or microspikes and seasonal hiking gear. If the trails are clear, we may do additional routes depending on conditions and time. In any case, this trip will feature a wide variety of features of the Poestenkill Community Forest. All trails are well marked and there are several points where participants could easily return

to the parking lot if needed.

Dress appropriately for the cold, keeping in mind there may be be periods of inactivity. Depending on snow and ice conditions, proper footwear and snowshoes or microspikes may be needed. Bring extra layers for warmth, hot drinks, and hand and feet warmers.

Contact the hike leader with questions.


Rensselaer Plateau Alliance, Inc.

Conservation Through Community

(518) 712-9211 |

Postal: PO Box 790, Averill Park, NY 12018

Office: 17 Old Route 66, Averill Park, NY 12018

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