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Friday, November 22, 2013
Robert Ingalls Preserve
A very damp Friday morning kept me inside all morning, but as it began to dry out by lunch time, I thought I'd head out locally for a walk in the woods. The Robert Ingalls Nature Preserve is located in Stephentown, just beyond East Nassau off of Garfield Road. It is a new preserve, less than a year old, owned by the Rensselaer Land Trust.
The 30 acre property currently has about a half mile trail that runs through the ravine, with the centerpiece of the preserve being Black Brook, a native brook trout spawning stream.
The trees were still damp from the morning rains.
The cold waters tumbling along the brook.
There are many evergreens and spruce along the banks of Black Brook.
Fast moving waters.
Although a fairly small preserve, the dense cover of the spruce trees and large ravine give the feeling of being much more secluded and give the area a rugged, wild feel.