"The Huyck Preserve is incredible with over 2000 acres of forest, field, and wetlands, including the Rensselaerville Falls, which cascade over 120 feet. Amazing place to hike and explore right in my village…"
Notes from the website: The Huyck Preserve is a non-profit organization located in the scenic hamlet of Rensselaerville, NY. Our mission is to preserve the natural beauty of the Rensselaerville Falls, the watershed of Lake Myosotis and surrounding lands, to conduct long-term research on natural systems as part of a global effort to understand and protect the Earth’s biodiversity, and to increase appreciation of this effort through innovative, field-based educational programs for students, teachers, and the community. In 2018 the Huyck Preserve earned accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance. Accreditation affirms our commitment to the Preserve's mission and recognizes that the Huyck Preserve has demonstrated sound finances, ethical conduct, responsible governance, and lasting stewardship.
The Huyck Preserve offers 12 miles of trails for hiking (skiing and snowshoeing seasonally). The trails are open dawn til dusk year round for public use, giving hikers access to over 2000 acres of forest, field, and wetlands, including the Rensselaerville Falls, which cascade over 120 feet. Lake Myosotis is open to the public for kayaking and canoeing as well as fishing (year round).