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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Greenport Conservation Area

Woke up to sunny skies and above average temperatures, making for a beautiful day to go for a local hike with Kalli.  We stopped by the Greenport Conservation Area, which is just north of the city of Hudson along the east shores of the Hudson River.  The pleasant weather brought out lots of folks, as the lot was nearly full when we arrived.
 Felt a lot like spring on the trail, with the sounds of birds coming from the trees.
 There are over 5 miles of trails throughout this conservation area, and I've done all of them at one time or another.  Kalli has not, however, so we decided to take one she has never been on.  We took the yellow trail south to its end, where there is a nice overlook towards the Catskills.
 After returning on the red/ yellow trails, we took the main trail to a bench, where we stopped to enjoy the nature around us.  We watched this bird feeder for a few minutes, but it sat quietly, as did we.
 After our short break, we soon met up with the blue trail and followed it north, eventually looping back along Hickory Lane.  We paused one last time for this scenic view across the large open fields.
Hiked nearly three miles total on a muddy, late winter day.

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