Huyck Preserve | Kids Out and About Albany

Huyck Preserve

5052 Delaware Turnpike
Rensselaerville , NY , 12147
Phone: (518)797-3440
42° 30' 56.2032" N, 74° 8' 21.3468" W
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Executive Director
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Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Hike the trails, picnic, fish and boat. Attend one of our public events, and look for our summer education programs for students in grades K-12.

The Huyck Preserve, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on a 2,000+-acre nature preserve in Rensselaerville, New York, in the hill country southwest of Albany. The Preserve has a mission of preserving 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. It includes 12+ miles of trails, Lake Myosotis where people can enjoy non-motorized boating and fishing, and a public swim beach for Preserve members who hold annual swim passes. The Preserve is a biological research station and offers summer K-12 education programs, school field trips, and public programs based on ecological and environmental science lessons. 

Summer 2022: Nature Study: Grades K-2, Jul 11-15; 9am-12pm Gr. K-5, Jul 11-15; 1-4pm Gr. K-5 #2, Jul 18-22; 9am-12pm Gr. 3-5, Jul 18-22; 1-4pm Ecological Explorations Gr. 6-8: Jul 25-29; 9AM-4PM Wildlife Ecology Research Gr. 9-12: Aug. 1-12

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