Located less than a mile away from Shady Harbor Marina, along the Hannacroix Creek on the Albany/Greene county line in the town of New Baltimore, the Hannacroix Creek Preserve is a hundred and thirteen acre natural area with access for non- motorized activities including walking, cross country skiing, observing nature and just relaxing.
Once you enter the preserve you are greeted by friendly butterflys and scurrying chipmunks. Traveling along the path you are likely to find the tracks of the deer that were there a short while before you. The Blue trail will allow for easy access to the Hannocroix Creek Falls.
The Preserve was created following the purchase of the Blake, Fischl and Alexy properties by the Open Space Institute (OSI) and is managed by the New Baltimore Conservancy. The 113 acre preserve includes several marked hiking trails leading to a lovely waterfall, scenic vistas and the foundation of a paper mill. There is a trail map at the kiosk at the entrance to the preserve. There is also a trail that leads across route 144 to a boardwalk that is the begining of the Hudson River Interpretive Trail.
Access to the preserve is from a parking area on the west side of Route 144 just south of the Albany/Greene County line.
No motorized vehicles are permitted.