We have been enjoying lots of hikes this summer and visiting many of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy preserves as part of the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy 20 Preserve Challenge. The Restifo Sanctuary is located in Westerlo, and has a small trail.
This preserve is located about 30 minutes from the Albany, NY area. We used Google Maps to get there.
The 51-acre property is mostly wetlands and open water. It provides excellent opportunities for bird watching. There is a short, 200-yard trail behind the preserve kiosk. Parking is along the road.
We drove in on Maple Ave, and going south, the preserve parking is on your left just after you pass over the water.
I did at first miss the sign / kiosk for the preserve. It is on the side of the road just past the preserve, and there is about one parking spot there on the side of the road. Since it is not busy on that road, you could probably fit a second car.
The trailhead has plenty of information about the preserve and the trail.
There isn’t a trail map for this online, since it is really just a path to the water.
The trail is clearly marked with bright trail markers.
The trail is not long at all, so this is not really somewhere you would go for a hike, but it is nice to take in the surroundings and wetland environment.
Visit Restifo Sanctuary at https://mohawkhudson.org/our-preserves/restifo-sanctuary/
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This looks like a relaxing spot. I love being by the water and checking out the flowers.
What a beautiful nature walk! Love finding these hidden gem trails–will have to keep Restifo Sanctuary in mind for our travels! Thanks!
This looks like such an amazing place to visit. I would love to visit with my family.
Such a nice place to take a walk. Walks in nature are always so relaxing.
I love how peaceful the surroundings look. Everything about it looks good.
This sounds like a great walk to go on with my kids. It sounds short enough that they won’t compain and pretty enough for us all to enjoy.
It seems so relaxing to walk or be here. If it’s allowed, it would been fun to have a picnic here.
This sounds like a gorgeous peaceful place to go visit. It helps the trail is clearly marked out.
This looks like such a relaxing spot to visit. I love walking through the woods and just listening to nature.
That looks like a wonderful place. These are the kinds of places I love to visit. I love walking around and just enjoying nature.
Sounds like you had a great time. Love going on trails and exploring!
How beautiful is the nature around us! I love to discover new places too!
This looks cool and refreshing. But one can easily drive pass without recognizing
I am in NJ so not to far away – I would love to check this out!!!
This is really nice place to hike.Thanks for sharing this, Yes missing those hiking days when I was in Utah.
Such a beautiful way to connect and enjoy nature. Looks so relaxing.
It looks like a fun place to explore! I love being out in nature!
The place looks really relaxing! I would love to go there on the weekends together with my family!
Been hiking too and the greeneries make me much more relax and destress. Looking forward to being able to visit this place in the future.
This looks like a beautiful and relaxing place.
I always love to see your travel trips, this one is so relaxing !
You had me at sanctuary! What a great place for a hike.
We enjoy going on a hike too I bet this trails is much prettier when the trees started to change in color.
This is such a beautiful place to take a walk! I would love to explore this wonderful sanctuary with my family 😍