This is not a very large preserve with under a mile of trail mileage, but is a quiet slice of nature amidst suburban sprawl. The trail forms an easy loop with very little elevation gain and makes for a pleasant walk in the woods.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Van Dyke Spinney Preserve(Bethlehem)
Visited the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy's brand new Van Dyke Spinney Preserve in the town of Bethlehem. To find the preserve, follow Delmar bypass west to Van Dyke Road, then bear left and take it almost all the way to the end just before Van Dyke Rd meets Meads Lane. A small parking lot is found on the right, just after a bridge crossing. A kiosk with interesting preserve info and trail maps are available here.