Walked a total of about 2 miles RT on a very cold winter day. Bundle up!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Schenectady County Forest Preserve
Following a morning of dangerously low wind chills, the afternoon's temperatures in the mid teens felt comparably pleasant, so I opted for a short walk after work in the hills of Schenectady County. The 102 acre Forest Preserve offers a nice mix of habitats amongst its 3+ miles of trails, as well as remnants of a farming community from over a century ago. This land was at one time owned and farmed by James Duane(the town's namesake) and was a "great lot" back in the 18th century. Even today part of his farm house foundation remains, but would be hard to find under the winter snow. A small parking lot just off of Lake Road in Duanesburg provides trail access.