Heads up for the goats munching grass on the side of the road before you get to the parking area for Holt Preserve, a public space protected through the efforts of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.
You’ll also pass a dilapidated farm house, barn and rolling fields of fertilized dirt on your way to the 148-acre preserve.
Only 20 minutes from downtown Albany, Holt Preserve has 2-miles of trails that can be explored in under an hour. It’s the perfect option for families with children wanting to see jumping frogs in a small pond or enjoy a view of the Helderberg Mountains.
The occasional wetland is an ideal breeding ground for tiny bluebell flowers and bright florescent-green foliage.
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