Albert Family Community Forest

MODERATE 2 reviews

Albert Family Community Forest is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near East Nassau, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
508 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

historic site

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance's second community forest has recently been opened just outside the village of East Nassau at the end of gravel Hayes Road. The 353 acre property was acquired from Mary and Kevin Albert, funded by grant from the US Forest Service and a donation by the Albert family and opened in 2017. There are all sorts of things to see on this trail: rivers, cascades, old homesteads, rock walls, foundations, wells, all different tree types. There are many many places for additional trails as well. Currently there are three trails exist: the Cascades Trail (ORANGE), the Orchard Trail (YELLOW), and the Homestead Trail (BLUE).

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful location; I will definitely return here with my seven children in the future ... good for exercise or just walking around. Definitely can expand the trail system very easily. Lots to explore. Great job Rensselaer Plateau Alliance.

hiking
1 month ago