Had some time and energy after work today so stopped and walked a couple of local preserves along the east and west sides of the Hudson River. Papscanee Island(south entrance) is located just north of the village of Castleton along the east banks of the Hudson and offers several trail options that wander through the woods and to the shores of the river. Here is a nice view to the south where gravel Staats Island Road crosses Papscanee Creek.
Once leaving there I headed over to the west side of the Hudson to visit the new(2013) 53 acre Moh-He-Con-Nuck Preserve in Bethlehem. This was my first time there so wanted to get out and explore all of the trails.
Stopped by the Schodack Town Park just before arriving home for a short walk there too. The Moordener Kill is muddy colored and running high. There were only a couple of other people out as wet weather was ready to move in again.