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Don’t Miss Out on the “Planning for the Future” Program at Rail to River Brewing

Please join us on October 12th starting at 6 pm for an exciting and informative Conservancy program at Rail to River Brewing!

What: We have two terrific speakers from The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Scenic Hudson to discuss “Planning for the Future”, and what it means for us in Greene and Albany counties.

Where: We will have exclusive use of Rail to River Brewing on Main Street in Ravena! Beer and other beverages will be available. Ample off-street and on-street parking are also available.

When: Wednesday, October 12th. Doors open at 6 pm. The presentation starts at 6:30 pm.

Who (Speakers):
– Beth Campochiaro is the Trails and Community Outreach Director for the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
– Cari Watkins-Bates is the Director of Land Conservation at Scenic Hudson. 

Additional program information will be provided in the weeks ahead via email, social media, and the Conservancy’s website.

Join Us for the “Planning For Our Future” Program

Please block out your calendar for an exciting and informative Conservancy program at Rail to River Brewing on October 12th at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6pm). We have two terrific speakers from The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Scenic Hudson to discuss “Planning for Our Future”, and what it means for us in Greene and Albany counties. Join us to learn about Scenic Hudson’s Hudson River Access Plans, NYS’s Hudson River Eagles program, Greenway and National Heritage Area funding, the impact of the proposed 2022 Bond Act, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

Beer and other beverages will be available. There is ample off-street and on-street parking.

Who (Speakers):
Beth Campochiaro is the Trails and Community Outreach Director for the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

Cari Watkins-Bates is the Director of Land Conservation at Scenic Hudson.

Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors this Labor Day Weekend with Ten Great Apps

Check out Scenic Hudson’s recent article “Plug into Nature Through Ten Great Apps.” Whether a bird watcher, plant geek, hiker, stargazer, or simply an outdoor enthusiast these apps are for you!

Discover the Hudson River Valley this September!

This year the Hudson River Valley Ramble is celebrating its 22nd Anniversary with over 120 recreational and cultural events highlighting the rich diversity of the Hudson River Valley region. Whether you are looking for a challenging hike, bike ride or paddle, an inspiring walk through the grounds and homes of some of the Valley’s most notable figures, a trip back in time to experience the significant role the region played throughout history, or a family-fun festival or river exploration event, the Hudson River Valley Ramble truly offers something for everyone! 

A PDF version of the guidebook is available for download on the Ramble’s website or you can download it by clicking here. A limited number of printed guides are also available and can be requested by emailing hrvg@hudsongreenway.ny.gov with a name, address, and the details of your request.

Dance the Night Away at the Light Up the Barn Fundraiser!

Join us on September 10, from 5:30-9pm for the Light Up the Barn Fundraiser. Support the New Baltimore Conservancy’s restoration work to light up the barn with electric power after decades of relying on generators when power is needed. Dance the night away with music from the Playin’ with Fire Band under the full Harvest Moon and enjoy one of the summer’s last evenings. Bring a chair and a beverage, and indulge in pizza and one of our signature Stewarts ice cream sundaes.

Tickets can be purchased at the Barn on September 10th and will cost $15 each!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Conservancy and the restoration work, consider donating.

Join Us at the Annual Wine & Cheese

Enjoy a fun-filled evening with friends and neighbors on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River! Join us on Friday, July 15th beginning at 6:30 pm at Cornell Park in the Hamlet of New Baltimore to meet the Conservancy’s 2022 Scholarship winner. This event is open to the public.

The cost of attendance is bringing a beverage of your choice and food to share OR a cash donation.

We hope to see you at Cornell Park on Friday!

Go on a StoryWalk at Long View Park

A beautiful view, fresh air, and a story to read along a trail – that’s what the StoryWalk at Long View Park offers to families ready to combine a nature break with learning and fun.

A StoryWalk is a deconstructed picture book, with each page posted along a trail. Families enjoy a story while children and adults get fresh air and exercise. In addition to reading the book page aloud, adults are encouraged to ask children questions and suggest exercise activities. Prompt cards on each post offer ideas: “How many birds do you see on this page? Count them out loud. Then flap your wings and fly to the next page!”

RCS Community Library, New Baltimore Conservancy, and Scenic Hudson have partnered to bring families an opportunity to enjoy reading, hiking, and the historic Armstrong Farm. Long View Park is located at 1886 River Road, West Coxsackie, NY. The story is At the Marsh in the Meadow by Jeanie Mebane, and the walk is less than a half-mile each way.  When visitors are done reading, they can continue on to a beautiful overlook of the Hudson and opt to explore the hiking trails down to the shore.

Get Out to HCP – One of the Top Hiking & Biking Trails in the Albany Area!

Looking to explore the natural beauty of the Albany area? Look no further than the Hannacroix Creek Preserve, a 25-minute drive from downtown Albany! Enjoy an easy, family-friendly hike along several different trails that will take you to a waterfall, the foundation of a paper mill, or down to the Hudson River shoreline. Plus, you can go mountain biking on the LaVerne Irving Trail.

Check out the recent article, “Discover Adventure at These Top Hiking & Biking Trails in the Albany Area” to plan your next adventure. Be sure to visit the Hannacroix Creek Preserve this summer!

https://www.albany.com/things-to-do/hike-and-bike/

Don’t Miss the Taste of History!

Join the Annual Taste of History on June 11th starting at 6pm for a can’t miss traveling house party along the Hudson River. Learn the history of the Historic Hamlet, tour three historically maintained homes, and join friends and neighbors for a walk back in history. Come enjoy food and drinks and take a much-needed night off after a year hiatus due to COVID-19 and a long, cold winter! Tickets will be available online and at the door. More information, a map, and ticket information will be available on our website tomorrow. 

Also, if paying at the door, do not forget to bring your own wine glass to save $2 on your admission!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring Sensations Visits HRIT

On Friday, we were joined by longtime NBC members John and Betty who led a group of students in their Spring Sensations course, a popular class at Hudson Valley Community College under the Creative Retirement Program. This course guides students through a number of local preserves to observe and learn about plants, wildlife, and the natural beauty around us. Thanks to local experts and NBC volunteers we were able to guide the class through HRIT and teach them about birding, local history, and the natural environment in and around New Baltimore, NY.