Schodack Island State Park sits off the eastern shore of the Hudson River just south of Albany. Approximately seven miles of Hudson River and Schodack Creek shoreline bound the 1,052-acre site. A day-use facility, the park has been designated a State Estuary, and a portion of the park shelters a Bird Conservation Area (BCA) that is home to bald eagles, cerulean warblers and blue herons that nest in the cottonwood trees. Eight miles of multi-use trails wind through a variety of ecological communities. In addition, the park has an improved bike trail, volleyball nets, horseshoe and a kayak/canoe launch site. Interpretive signage highlights the park's historic and environmental significance. Picnicking (tables and grills), groups by reservation (fee)
We've hiked these trails in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Depending on what you are looking for they can be a nice relaxing, flat walk and if you are lucky you may spot one of the nesting eagles. Unfortunately it is along the river so you do run into garbage that has washed up but we still enjoy the trails.
Lots of BIG spiders!!!! The trails are not maintained as well as they should be....and the park is pretty small and they charge a fee...I've been to bigger nicer parks and have gone in for free...This is a two star park for me, nothing exciting to write home about. And couldn't even locate the GeoCashe!