We enjoy going hiking as a family, and have been checking out many of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Preserves in the Capital Region. I was excited to learn of their 20th preserve, a new preserve available in October 2020.
“This 49-acre property was the original homestead of the Touhey family and is what remains of the more than 100-acre farm that stretched from Orchard Street to Delaware Avenue. Over the years, the Touhey family worked to ensure a healthy forest by hiring a certified forester to mark and take only certain trees from the forest. To share their enjoyment of the natural world with all, the Touhey family worked with the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy to open the property to the public in October 2020.” [source]
This preserve is easy to find, at 911 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY. We used Google Maps to get there. The entrance is a single-lane dirt road, and there are about three parking spots.
There is a trailhead right next to the parking lot.
The trail here is about 1 mile. There was a map posted at the kiosk and also available online (here).
The Touhey Family Preserve is mostly flat, and it was a quick, easy hike for our family.
The trails are well-marked and easy to follow.
There were lots of boardwalks along the way, and this new trail looked great.
There is a pond overlook at the end of the yellow trail.
There was not a lot to see as far as wildflowers, since it was late October, but we did see lots of lovely foliage, ferns, and more.
This preserve is right around the corner from the Phillipin Kill Preserve, and near several others, including the Swift Preserve. We did all three in an afternoon.
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Oh my goodness is this beautiful!
Oh my goodness what a beautiful walk, I love the boardwalks!
What a fun time to spend during the fall. This looks like a great day.
Beautiful scenery! I have been trying to plan to go hiking with my family. Hope you and your family had a wonderful time!
This trail looks so beautiful.
So beautiful! All the places you hike look amazing!
This is nice as I totally miss hiking. Happy to know that the trails are well-marked and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing this.
this is such a beautiful trail.. we have some trails we love in our area but havent been for a while
Omg your photos are out of the world. So beautiful wow wow wow
love going for hikes and seeing all the beautiful fall colours.
That is so pretty! We love hiking in our area. It’s been a life saver since Covid started!
This is very cool for a family bonding. The place is very nice and beautiful.. And also very relaxing to stay.
This is very cool for a family bonding. The place is very nice and beautiful.. And also very relaxing to stay. I hope someday me and my family will have this kind of experience.
What an absolutely stunning preserve to get to go and explore – I love have they have made the paths, and it looks like they have so many different things to explore and look at.
The Touhey Family Preserve looks like an amazing hike and time to spend with family! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
That preserve looks fantastic! I love getting out in nature in places like this. It reminds me of growing up as a kid in Alabama.
I love getting out in nature with the family, and Touhey Preserve looks like the perfect place to do it. Those paths and the beauty of nature are so lovely.
OMG talk about escaping reality and entering the FALL zone! It is absolutely STUNNING!
When we lived in Colorado it was so easy to find beautiful hiking spots. Now that we’re in IL it’s a big harder. Takes more effort. They exist, just have to search a little bit for them. This place looks gorgeous! All those perfect fall colors.
Fun hike! Preserves are always the most beautiful. We enjoyed one in Missouri and it was gorgeous.
Wow,that place is amazingly beautiful and it feel so refreshing to be there. I wish that we are able to hike before the end of this year.
This is amazing! I love spending time with nature, that feels relaxing and fun. I would love to go hiking with my family too but unfortunately not this time around. That’s such a beautiful place to go hiking.
These photos are all so beautiful. I love taking walks this time of year. Seeing all that nature has this time of year is amazing.
That place looks beautiful. And visiting three preserves in an afternoon sounds like fun.
We love going hiking too with our family. It’s beautiful to discover new places and trails. Autumn is such a beautiful season!
Looks like you had great weather for it, and some lovely scenery. Way to stay active and get the kids involved!
It looks like a beautiful place for a walk! A beautiful fall day makes up for all the rainy ones!
Wow, all of these photos are simply amazing. Thanks so much for sharing this!
I missed hiking so much. This views is so spectacular.
This looks like an amazing place to go hiking. I really wish that we had places like this to go hiking. I’d have to pick short and easy trails due to mobility. But I’ve always had a love for being out in nature. I’d love to move towards the mountains. Maybe one day.
Such wonderful and peaceful photos to view. I know I would be so happy to visit also!
Wow, such beautiful colors and trees. What a great place to hike. Peaceful and gorgeous.I’m looking forward to hiking soon.
Wow, these pictures are perfectly showing how beautiful this place is. Thanks for sharing!