If you are looking for an easy, kid-friendly hike in the Capital Region, Fox Preserve is a short, peaceful stroll through the woods. We like to take our kids hiking, but for younger children, it is good to stick with short, easy strolls. The loop trail at Fox Preserve is less than a mile and is on easy terrain. The Mohawk Conservancy website describes this as “Just over one mile of trails through fields, forests, and along Shaker Creek”.
This preserve is easy to find, and we used Google Maps to get there.
There is a sign along the road and a nice size parking lot.
The parking lot is a decent size, so we were able to find a spot even on a nice day.
There is a trailhead, although there was no map posted.
You can download the whole map on the Mohawk Conservancy website here.
This trail is very easy, with mostly flat trails, rambling through the woods.
There are markers along the way, and it is a short trail, and it is easy to stay on the trail.
There is a picnic table and also a bench at one point on the trail.
There are views of the Mohawk River from a higher point on the trail. It is a nice to see the water, at least when there aren’t a lot of leaves on the trees.
Overall, a quick walk in the woods. There were not a lot of things to see along the trail, although we did see a large deer.
We did see some spring flowers, like these wild violets.
Always be sure to check for ticks after hiking, and stay on the trails.
Visit the Mohawk Conservancy Fox Preserve website:
This trail has some beautiful views!! We love going on hikes and nature walks with our daughter here in Louisiana.
This just inspired me to take my kids on a nature trail once the weather is better!
Kid friendly hikes are so wonderful. I love taking mine out on hikes.The love the discovery process! It’s so good for them as well.
I definitely want to do something like this as soon as the weather allows. What a great time!
This is such a lovely place for a family hike. We haven’t done one in so long. Starting to miss it! Great views.
Walking along and enjoying nature is one of the most simple ways to pass the time. My nana taught me how to enjoy our surroundings when I was a little girl!
This looks like a lovely walk to do with kids! It is so nice that we can get out in nature and out of the house now that the weather is warming up.
Such a beautiful place to go on a walk!!
Oh my! Those are gorgeous shots! Perfect for a solo stroll!
Thanks for sharing info on your spot. It looks like you had the perfect day for a hike.
We love going on walks in our surrounding parks and reserves. They always leave you feeling so much better.
The environment seems nice and calm. Great way to hang with kids and friends for a bit of an out-door adventure. It’s relaxing
WOw, This Fox Preserve the kid-friendly hikes seems wonderful, the post is inspiring for us. The share views of hikes look beautiful.
woooow! i miss the outdoor hikes! these shots are really beautiful… <3
This is such a good but memorable experience with your kids, I’m glad you have such a wonderful adventure.
Going outdoors and into nature is how I’m surviving right now. Appreciate you sharing this special spot!
This looks like a great place!! We also love outdoor hikes with our kids. And it’s a great social distancing activity!
My friend would seriously love this place, I’m going to send this to her right now. She loves stuff like this, and I think this is pretty close to her too.
This is exactly what my soul is craving right now!
Those are some beautiful views
Love getting outside with the kids and this is right where I grew up! Beautiful trails and views.
These are lovely photos. Such a wonderful place to visit with my family.
This trail looks very peaceful, I love the views! The boards seem like a great way to walk around too, my kids would enjoy them. New York is such a beautiful state!