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Huyck Preserve

Rensselaerville, Albany County

raptor, toad, scenic photos


Among the natural treasures found on the Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station are hardwood stands more than 200 years old, Lake Myosotis, Lincoln Pond and the dramatic Rensselaerville Falls. These different environments provide a haven for a rich array of flora and fauna. The Huyck Preserve is a nonprofit organization dedicated to watershed preservation, education, and research and one of the oldest biological field stations in the United States.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Visitors center
  • Trails
  • Lake
  • Marsh
  • Meadow
  • Forest

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, picnicking


2000 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 518-797-3440
Address: 5052 Delaware Turnpike, Rensselaerville, NY 12147
Website: Huyck Preserve (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: Huyck Preserve