This hike is full!!! All RSVPS will be added to a wait list and notified if a spot opens up!
We're excited to announce and all new guided hike this year led by an all-new hike leader!
Join on Sunday May 15th from 10 AM - 1PM for an Edible Plant Walk. While what grows at the Preserve stays at the Preserve, you'll learn how to identify some of the common edible plants in the area for foraging around your own house.
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This is a 3 hour easy to moderate guided hike that will cover up to 3 miles of trail at a moderate pace. It's geared towards teens, adults, and seniors. Please, no dogs on this hike. This hike will introduce common medicinal plants and fungi of the Northeastern US bioregion. This hike will include natural history, identification, and the medicinal use of encountered species and more.
We recommend all participants bring water, a snack, a notebook and writing utensil. A pocket field guide in plant ID or medicinal plants is recommended, but optional
About the hike leader
David Muska is the founder of Ondatra Adventures. He got his bachelor's of science from SUNY ESF, and has over 20 years of backpacking experience. He's a licensed NYS Wilderness Guide and Wilderness skills instructor. David has a love of nature and a passion for sharing that love with everyone.
TBA - check back here for the starting point next week!
General Hike Information
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the hike to sign in! Hikes begin promptly at the listed start time. A suggested donation of $5/person is greatly appreciated for public programs. All guests must sign a waiver at time of the hike; guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Hikes are rain or shine and weather at the Preserve can be unpredictable – please dress appropriately and wear comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes (please no sandals and flip flops!). Water, sunscreen, and bug repellant are all highly recommended.
Large groups (more than 8 people) are welcome but must contact the Preserve in advance by calling 518-797-3440 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can work to accommodate them
Please watch our Facebook page for the most up to date information on guided hike cancellations. The decision to cancel an event due to predicted severe weather is generally made by close of business 2 days before an event, but last minute cancellations can occur and are posted to Facebook as soon as possible.