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Saturday, January 28, 2017
Papscanee Island Nature Preserve(East Greenbush)
Kalli, Bella and I went for a short walk at the 156 acre Papscanee Island Nature Preserve, located along the west banks of the Hudson River in the towns of East Greenbush and Schodack. We parked at then end of American Oil Road on the north end of the Preserve in East Greenbush. Passing by the Preserve sign and kiosk, the trail is wide and obvious passing through a tunnel like section of trees.
Once out of the trees, the trail continues south along an extension of American Oil Road through farm fields.
Bella enjoying the relatively mild winter afternoon.
We continued to a side trail which heads directly west to the Hudson River. From there we followed a green loop trail down to a "beach" area. Here's a look at the Bethlehem Power Plant across the river to the northwest.
Looking downstream to the south.
There are many vines wrapped around trees near the river, and this one in particular looked like a rope to me.
Turned around, retracing our steps back to the car for a little over 2 miles RT.