Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Delmar, New York 12054

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Professional Review and Guide

"At this nationally recognized environmental education center, just west of Delmar,
you can examine habitat interrelationships while touring field, forest, meadow, and
pond. The center takes its name from the five major rivers flowing into the greater
area: the Hudson, Mohawk, Sacandaga, Schoharie, and Hoosick. Six easy self-guided
nature trails explore the center grounds. The trails range from a fragment of a mile to
2 miles long. Bird-watching, spring and summer wildflowers, and sightings of beaver,
deer, turtle, and frog engage nature trail hikers."

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"This well-tended trail leads along an exquisite meadow, into the woods, and along wetlands for a full range of natural sights. Originally New York’s first state-run experimental game farm, Five Rivers’ long legacy of environmental education and stewardship began back in the 1930s, when the Civilian Conservation Corps built facilities for the study of ruffed
grouse.

Over the ensuing forty years, the game farm advanced to the forefront of environmental research and conservation, and we owe many modern techniques to the successful work completed here. A walk through the woods can still reveal the easy-to-
flush grouse, as well as dozens of other bird species, a plentiful supply of eastern chipmunks and eastern cottontails, the occasional white-tailed deer, and other critters that thrive in this unusual preserve."

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center Reviews

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This is an easy well maintained trail with woods, meadows, and ponds.
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Trail Information

Delmar
Nearby City
0.5-2 miles
Distance
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-round (weather permitting)
Best Times
Five Rivers Environmental Education Center (EEC), New York State Department of Environmental Education, 56 Game Farm Road, Delmar 12054; (518) 475-0291; www.dec.ny.gov
Local Contacts
DeLorme: New York Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 66 C2
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