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Schodack Island State Park Professional Review and Guide
"Walk in the footsteps of native people who lived here 4,000 years ago on this slender island between the Hudson River and Schodack Creek. Today, you can enjoy this wilderness on an easy, level hike, which I’ve rated “moderate” only because of its considerable length.
Imagine the seafaring life of English explorer Henry Hudson, who sailed on the ship Half Moon in 1609 on behalf of the Dutch United East India Company to find a passage to the exotic lands to the east. In midvoyage, the waters in
Europe’s northern seas became too treacherous, and Hudson made the kind of independent call that signifies a great captain: He turned west and sailed for the New World, eventually finding the mouth of the river that one day would bear his name."
--Randi Minetor, Best Easy Day Hikes: Albany (Falcon Guides).
Nice and flat trail through tidal swamps and sandy island soil mostly under shade. They currently have part of the trail closed for habitat reconstruction and so it's probably a little under 5.1 miles but still a good afternoon stroll.
Make sure to bring lots of bug spray as the bugs on this hike were pretty aggressive and numerous.
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