Family-friendly Walks 

Explore seven beautiful local nature preserves with ECOS guides. Once you’ve visited all seven preserves – with ECOS or on your own – complete the Seven Preserve Challenge form and receive your free patch. 

All walks will be on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and will last 60-90 minutes. They’re suitable for all ages! Wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather.

COVID protocols will be followed – 10 participants, social distancing and masks.

Preregistration is required.  Include your phone number if the walk has to be postponed. Email Andy Kulmatiski –


Seven Preserve Online Form

Mail-in Challenge Form


Tuesday, 6/15/2021 at 9:30am Bozen Kill Preserve with Darwin Roosa

                  Westfall Rd., Altamont (.2 miles north of Bozenkill Rd.)


Tuesday, 6/22/2021 at 9:30am Lisha Kill Preserve with Andy Kulmatiski

                  2518 Rosendale Rd., Niskayuna


Tuesday, 6/29/2021 at 9:30am Christman Sanctuary with Ed Kautz

                  3281 Schoharie Turnpike, Delanson


Tuesday, 7/6/2021 at 9:30am Plotter Kill Preserve with Will Seyse

                  Mariaville Rd., Rotterdam (2.3 miles west of Putnam Rd.)


Tuesday, 7/13/2021 at 9:30am Sanders Preserve with Will Seyse

                  Sanders Rd., Glenville (Between Gower and Washout Rds.)


Tuesday, 7/20/2021 at 9:30am Schenectady County Forest with Andy Kulmatiski

                  Lake  Rd.,Delanson (2.9 miles south of Mariaville Rd.)