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5.1.20 - Get Up And Get Moving: Mr. Mason's "Local Hiking Trails For The Family"

Hey Heatly family!

With spring here, if you're looking for a fun family activity where you can practice social distancing, here are three local hikes that are easy for students and parents, and give everyone a chance to get some fresh air!  

These three trails can be found on the All Trails app (free!)     all trails app link

It comes with easy to follow directions, GPS and maps to guide you. These trails are well marked and all have a manageable terrain. 

Be sure to give space to fellow hikers, wear proper footwear, pants and bring a bottle of water!

Mr. Mason's Hiking Tips Video  Mr. Mason's Hiking Tips Video

Happy Hiking Heatly!

Mr. Mason


The first two trails are located in Rensselaer Tech Park and each follow a stream with a few waterfalls.

bloomingdale brook waterfall trail link

Bloomingdale Brook Waterfall Trail is a 1 mile loop trail.


southern waterfall spur trail link

Southern Waterfall Spur Trail is a 2 mile out and back trail.


colonie town park loop link

Colonie Town Park has a Loop trail that is 1.2 miles long, as well as former snowmobiling and newer mountain biking trails that are well-marked.