Hikers Hop the Streams at West Sky Natural Area

A dozen people joined the Town’s Open Space Coordinator for a sunny, chilly hike ton Feb. 5, 2016 and checked out the winter conditions of the trail system in the West Sky Natural Area, which were eased by the lack of any snow cover. A natural surface path with a gentle looping pattern through the oak-beech forest was created by Eagle Scout Austin Bringhurst in 2013. The Town of Clifton Park is in the process of installing crossings over narrow fingers of streams that wind through the nearly 40-acre site. The West Sky Natural Area is part of the watershed for the Stony Creek, and is adjacent to the lands that comprise the Stony Creek Reservoir.

The Open Space, Trails & Riverfront Committee with the Town’s Open Space Coordinator, offer monthly Stewardship Hikes on Fridays.  Please see the Events page for upcoming Hike dates, or www.cliftonpark.org. For more information, call the Open Space Coordinator at (518) 371-6054.

Hikers cross a wetland Feb. 5, 2016 at West Sky Natural Area on a Clifton Park Stewardship Hike.