Sports & Recreation 01.24.19

Winter Nature Outings in Rensselaer County

February Nature Outings in Rensselaer County,

Co-sponsored by Rensselaer Land Trust and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance. Suggested donation of $5. More information at

2/2 • 10 a.m. Introduction to Snowshoeing at Staalesen Preserve, Troy

We will start with an indoor clinic and focus on the gear selection and the initial skills needed to get on the trails. Then we will hit the outdoors for some fun in the snow and to learn snowshoe techniques and winter preparedness. Register with Fred McCagg: fredmccagg@fair

2/9 • 9 a.m. Taconic Crest from Petersburg Pass to Berlin Mountain

Hike part of the Taconic Crest trail in winter. We’ll go from Petersburg Pass on NYS Rt. 2 to Berlin Mountain (highest mountain in New York State not in the Catskills or Adirondacks) and back. Hike will be about six-miles roundtrip. Register with

Michael Jensen:

2/23 • 10 a.m. “Serious Snowshoe” at Grafton Forest

A snowshoe or hike along new trails at RPA’s Grafton Forest in Grafton. This will be an outing for the motivated and physically fit, taking in newly completed trails over the high point of the preserve, wetlands, and some of its spectacular viewpoints in mid-winter. We’ll travel about six-miles. Register with Peter Wood:


Learn A New Sport That Will Last A Lifetime

Here’s your opportunity to learn a new sport that will last a lifetime.  Fly Fishing!!  Home Waters Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be offering clinics at their monthly meeting.  The February meeting will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 6:00 PM at the Grafton Lakes State Park Welcome Center, which is located at the end of the main parking lot.  If main gates are closed, please enter via the Winter Entrance at the four corners in Grafton.

Our clinic this month will be:  Fishing Knots (Blood, Cinch and Surgeons)…. From 6:00 – 6:45 PM.  Please RSVP your attendance to the address below so we have sufficient materials available.

Business meeting immediately following clinic.  All are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Mark your calendar and we hope to see you there.  Please note that our regular scheduled meeting date is the second Thursday of the month.

Contact us at or 518-326-6201 for more information.



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