Summary: Located along the Hannacroix Creek, this nature preserve is a pleasant location for hking, cross country skiing and nature watching. A trail map is available at the trailhead kiosk.
From the kiosk, take the Irving Trail up the hill. A loop trail on the left (Red Trail) leads to a scenic vista and passes some interesting rock ledges. Continue on the blue trail down to the creek level. The trail continues along the banks of the creek. Finally, you reach a short spur trail on the right that leads to a nice waterfall.
From the parking area, you can also access the Hudson River Intertreptive Trail by following the trail across the highway (Rte 144). The River Trail passes a wetlands area and crosses a unique bridge made from recycled plastic. It ends at the shore of the Hudson River.
Trailhead: Take Thruway (Interstate 87) to Exit 22. Head South on NY Rte 144. Pass through Coeymans.
The trailhead is on the right side, just past the Albany County line (and 5 miles from Thruway exit).
Trail Guides for Hannacroix Creek Preserve:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: New Baltimore Conservancy
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by George Senft, who has posted 26 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Derek on 1/20/2012
Hurrican Irene trashed the riverside of these trails, widowmakers everywhere and lots of large trees creating impasses to all but the most commited. Whats the process for working with the conservancy and volunteers to get a clean up together? dnagengast at live.com
Reviewed by John on 5/22/2011
Hiked the trail on 2011.05.22. Very muddy, lots of mosquitoes. Everyone had at least 5 bites, and we were using DEET. Nice view of the cascade, though.
Reviewed by mvm on 4/25/2011
Me and a friend went when no one was there. Peaceful and waterfall was beautiful. If your looking to get out for a couple hours this is nice.
Reviewed by vick on 1/23/2011
With loads of fresh snow in the area, I could not resist trying out this trail with cross-country skis. It was lovely. The trail was nicely packed for about 1.5 miles. The rest of it wasn't groomed at all, so I turned around and went back the way I came. This was no hardship, as the vistas were just as inspiring the second time around. The falls are covered in ice and snow but offer up wonderful sounds and pretty scenery. The hills were not difficult to negotiate on skis. Try it out!
Reviewed by Ron on 9/20/2010
We started out by heading to the Hudson River Interpretive Trail. LOTS of Mosquitoes, deer ticks and bees. But what made us turn around was we were met by 2 large dogs growling and barking at us. I called out to see if their owner was behind them, but no one answered. I'm a dog owner and can appreciate letting my dogs run free, but when you're in public places KEEP YOUR DOGS LEASHED! For their safety and the safety of others.
Reviewed by Natasha on 8/7/2010
I used to live in the area and would hike there almost every weekend before we moved. I loved going there with my dog. Swimming in the natural pool is always fun as well.
Reviewed by Darlene on 5/10/2010
Husband and I and our two German Shepherds hiked this April 30, 2010. Stayed on main trail, but would go back to explore Red and Blue trails. Lovely waterfalls and nice old stone foundation where paper mill once stood. Saw a few stone foundations past the Paper Mill along the Paper Mill trail. Possibly a settlement? Bldgs connected to Paper Mill? We would like to know more about the Paper Mill. Sign says the Mill operated until 1897.
Reviewed by Steve on 5/4/2010
Went there his past Sunday, hike is short but and sweet. Saw a Bald Eagle!!! which was awesome, some trout, numerous singing frogs and finally the waterfalls. The falls were nice and it was such a balmy day decided to hop off them into the pool below! Refreshing! loved it. Even the hudson was nice.
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