Park Volunteers were busy this year
keeping the Park in shape for over 50
- - Dix Bridge
- - Riverwalk Sensory Trail
- - Alfred Z. Solomon Kayak Launch
- - Triathlon
- - Colin's Cure 5k
- - Sprint for Warriors 5K
- - Saratoga Co. Veterans Trust Fund 5K
- - Children's Nature ½ mile Run
- - Towpath Tuesdays
- - Bike Rides
Fun & Learning:
- - Recycled Art Salon Show
- - Nature Walks
- - Park Tours
- - River Watch
- - Student Tours
- - Scout events and work days
- - Cardboard Boat Races
Picnics & Parties
- - Birthdays
- - Reunions
- - Employee Picnics
- - Collector Car Meetings
- - Wedding
Canal Trail Work Days
MONTHLY MEETINGS are held at the Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville
from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on the LAST WEDNESDAY of each month EXCEPT
for November and December. The last meeting of the year is held first Wednesday
in December, at the same location. The public is always welcome.
Located just north of Schuylerville, on New York State Historic Scenic Byway, U.S. Route 4
The Park is open from dawn to dusk everyday year-round.
Welcome to Hudson Crossing Park
Our mission is to tie environmental responsibility to economic revitalization,
and to engage people of all ages in making informed choices for a sustainable future.
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Hudson Crossing Park
P.O. Box 144
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Hudson Crossing Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It is non-sectarian and does not
discriminate against persons of any race, color, sexual orientation, gender, religion, national or
ethnic origin, or those with disabilities, respecting the dignity and worth of all individuals.
Hudson Crossing Park GPS is:
N 43 degrees 06.774 W 073 degrees 34.633
Cardboard Boat Races
Recycled Art Show
April 2 - May 31
Sunday, June 8th
Registration is Open
& Volunteers Needed
Creatures & Carvings
Park Advisory: ALL DOGS MUST BE LEASHED and under the control of their handler. Pet waste must
be removed from the park. Please be responsible for your pets and keep the Park clean for others.
The Old Bridge is OPEN
Can you identify these birds by their song? How about by the way they feel?
Thanks to local Artist and Blacksmith, Leif Johnson, our sensory trail will have life sized hand crafted sculptures of these birds that
you can touch. Soon we will have a page to display his work. Click any bird to learn more about it and hear it's song.
To produce the right size and feel for his bird sculptures, Leif used resources
shared by the Pember Museum of Natural History in Granville, NY.
Nature Walk & Tour
The Board asks you to help replace our missing Baltimore Oriole
Unfortunately, there has been no sign of the Baltimore Oriole sculpture that was taken
from its perch on the Riverwalk Sensory Trail. The Board has voted to replace it but the
cost of doing so was not in our 2013 budget. The cost of this unique sculpture, including
the Oriole and its nest will run into four figures. Please help us raise funds to do this. You
may click the "Donate" button to securely use a credit card or send a donation check to
Hudson Crossing Park, P.O. Box 144, Schuylerville, NY 12871. Funds received in
excess of the replacement cost will be incorporated into the Parks general fund and used
to off set the growing expenses of running the Park.
But... Can you find them in the park?
Click the sheet above and print it. When you find one
of the birds, scan the QR code to learn about it and
hear the song it makes. Maybe a live one near by will
answer the sounds?
Board Members enjoy their first walk across
Left, David Perkins - Right, Valerie Munson
-Drohobycky and Chairman, Alexander (Sam)
The Dix Bridge is now the Hudson River Crossing for the Champlain Canalway Trail that runs from Waterford to Whitehall
What a year...
Visits are up, events are up, the Dix Bridge and the Reiverwalk Sensory Trail are open,
we have projects started and pavilion reservations already made to bring us into 2014.
Increased activity creates an increased need for maintenance.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
As we are not permitted to charge for the use of our facilities, we need to reach out to
you for financial support. Your tax deductible donation or your time will help us to
maintain the Park and continue to grow it into the educational and recreational destination
it was designed to be.
5K Links Saratoga and Washington Counties
Our Nature Walk and Tour on a brisk
fall morning was the first visit of some to the
Park. Responses to the event were warming.
Pictured left, Julie White discusses habits of the
Black-capped Chickadee. To the right, Mike
Bielkiewicz shares stories of the many crossings
that gave the park its name.
A Special Thank You to a few Garden Donors
Hudson Crossing Park would not look as good as it does without our hard working
volunteers and the garden related donations we receive to beautify the Park.
The 2nd Annual Saratoga County Veterans Trust Fund 5K Race and Children's 1/2 Mile Nature Run, held on November 9th, 2013 was
the first event to link both counties in what promises to be the start of many more. The planners for this race are already looking to return in
2014 and will seek certification for the course. (Click the map above to see a larger image)
Above, a little 5Ker finishes the race. Center and Right young runners
start and run along the Riverwalk Sensory Trail. Right, a few racers
warm up before the 5K.
Successful events like this and the ones listed draw
participants from a widening regional radius and introduce
the Park to hundreds of first time visitors. The resulting
growth of awareness of this special resource leads to it
being shared with even more when participants return with
family and friends. 2014 will be an exciting time to be a part
of this growth as the volunteers who manage the facilities
seek solutions to maintain the Park's high standards for
visitor experiences. Join us! Become a volunteer and see
how it feels to be making a difference.