Hiking the Lisha Kill Preserve

Need a quick hike to shed some stress from a tough day at work? Lisha Kill Preserve is a nice 2-mile loop found behind the Grange Hall on Rosendale Road in Niskayuna.

Then again, I’m not sure if I should be blogging about this because I just read that it’s actually closed between late February and early May in an effort to prevent erosion. But, then again, the warning was found online and there was nothing to indicate the same at the trailhead. Nevertheless, stay on the trails and you should be fine.

So, I took Mutti and pup to this old growth forest with trees well over 200 years old.

The trails, some steep climbs but mostly comfortable inclines, were complemented by two babbling brooks that circled tall hemlocks, oaks and white pines.

The path markers were a bit confusing so print out a map or take a photo of the map on kiosk before you go.

Despite the congestion of this area, we estimate we only saw the back of a few houses and not one other hiker.

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Sonja Stark

The only thing domestic about me is that I was born in this country. Now, lets TRAVEL!

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