Spring is in the Air…

After a long, snowy winter we are excited to welcome the warmer weather and reconvene as a community! With the warmer weather, we are preparing for the annual amphibian migration, Earth Day clean-up, eel migrations, and much more. Learn about how you can get involved this year and find out more about the upcoming activities!

Read more about our springtime activities: https://mailchi.mp/41a2bc77e00a/spring-is-on-the-way?e=[UNIQID]

Interested in Learning Beekeeping?

Conservancy member Sarah Brunstad will be installing beehives at the Hannacroix Creek Preserve this spring! Having learned beekeeping with a community garden in NYC, Sarah is happy to pass on her (fledgling!) skills to other members and grow together. Members of all ages are welcome to join for the whole season or simply reach out to ask questions and visit the bees. Anyone interested in being involved for the season should reach out to sbrunstad13@gmail.com ASAP to schedule an introduction. If there’s widespread interest, we will organize a group orientation session in March, before the bees arrive in April. Email Sarah to learn more!

We are excited to be welcoming a new member to the Conservancy and are looking forward to our new addition!

Caroling at the River

We hope you join us for our Annual Caroling at the River!

This year will be a bit different as we will be having some musical assistance with a keyboard to sing along to! This also means we have some new music too!

Come sing by the fire, catch up with neighbors, eat some brownies and enjoy some hot chocolate!

Also, thank you to Mark and Shauna Peckham for the donation of this year’s Christmas tree!

Bring some friends, grab your neighbors and we will see you on Friday!

Long View Park is an Under the Radar Gem

Long View Park is listed as #5 in Hudson Valley Magazine’s ‘21 Under the Radar Outdoor Gems to Find in the Hudson Valley!’

This speaks volumes to the wonderful relationship that the New Baltimore Conservancy has with our dear friends at Scenic Hudson. Together with our terrific volunteers and donors we have made many improvements over the years.  We have more improvements planned for 2022.  

Come check us out and enjoy a walk around the Historic Bronk Farm and along the shores of the Hudson River.

The Barn Event

JOIN US for a morning of fun at the Barn at Long VIew Park on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9am-12pm!

The historic red barn will have its big doors wide open for viewing the interior and our new collection of antique farming equipment (masks required inside the barn, but not outside).  
There will be an array of freshly made baked goods and New Baltimore Conservancy merchandise for sale. 

SHOPPING! – There will be an array of freshly made baked goods and New Baltimore Conservancy merchandise for sale. We are featuring our ever-popular baseball hats ($20), stemless wine glasses ($15), and awesome and warm green fleece vests (starting at $40). The vests are perfect for the fall and winter months. Over 90 cents of every dollar you spend goes directly to covering trail and building maintenance costs. The other pennies per dollar go to insurance, etc.

VOTING! – Recently, the proposed slate of board candidates was emailed to all members. Members in good standing may cast their ballots at the barn from 9 am until noon.

Whether you are just passing by, or have an hour, this is the place to be on the 16th. Rain or Shine.

Those with children or grandchildren can check out our StoryWalk around the barn building and farmer’s field before it is stored for the winter.

Pop-up Event at HCP

Come join the New Baltimore Conservancy at a Pop -Up Event at  the Hannacroix Creek Preserve (SR 144 Parking Area)  this Saturday September 25th 10am-12pm.

See your fellow Conservancy members, friends and neighbors. We will be featuring New Baltimore Conservancy branded items for including warm fleece vests  starting at $40 .  They are perfect for the autumn and winter months!   We are also now accepting 2022  membership renewals.

After you check out our tables, walk the beautiful trails.  Enjoy the allure of the falls, river estuary and woodlands. Experience nature at it’s finest!
We hope to see you there!

Enjoy a Crowd-Free Social Distancing Adventure

Get close to the river shore at Scenic Hudson’s Long View Park.

Walking a tad less than 2 miles, you pass through wildflower-filled meadows offering vistas of the distant Berkshires (the “Long View”) before descending through woods to the Hudson’s shore for more Instagram-worthy moments.

The shoreline at Long View Park. (Photo: Robert Rodriguez, Jr.)

Long View Park Voted One of the Best Picnic Spots

AAA May/ June 2021 Magazine Travel Guide on voted LVP one of the best picnic spots in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley area.

Long View Park in New Baltimore stands upon retired farmland, which is evidence from the old red barn you’ll see upon arrival. Today, this 76-acre property has a grassland pasture, pine glade, quarry area and the remains of an old ice house on the Hudson River. There’s plenty of nature to behold on the paths leading down to the river. In fact, you may even spot a bald eagle. Don’t forget your picnic blanket if you plan to visit, as this park does not have any tables.