On Wednesday mornings in April and May 2017, Kelsi Clark, Program Guide, will be leading one-hour, family-friendly hikes in the Town of Clifton Park! Join...
Hayes Nature Park
Welcome to Hayes Nature Park
Hayes Nature Park includes more than a mile of an relatively flat, ADA-accessible, stone dust trail with interconnected loops, throughout about 48 acres of public lands located on the east side of Moe Road, in the immediate vicinity of the neighborhoods of Crescent Estates, Countryman Estates, and Woodcrest Pointe.
Pedestrians can enter by walking in from the original trailhead entrances that are available along Thoroughbred Way and Liberty Way. A third pedestrian entrance was created connecting to Huntwood Drive to the northern end of Hayes Nature Park, but this entrance way is a more rugged hike, with slope conditions.
In addition, a small parking area that also includes a rack for bike parking is located off of Moe Road just north of the intersection of Moe Road and Thoroughbred Way.
The easy-going trails are family-friendly and ideal for walking, hiking, nature enjoyment, and cross-country skiing.
Situated within the Stony Creek Watershed that flows ultimately to the Mohawk River, the park features several wooden boardwalks over stream tributaries that lead ultimately to the Stony Creek Reservoir, so this intersection with small waterways makes for an interesting stroll.
You’ll also find meadow patches amidst the primarily woodlands experience of the park.
The park is former farmland once owned and farmed by the Hayes family, thus inspiring the naming of this special place.
The Stony Creek I Park District maintains this parkland in connection with the Town of Clifton Park and its Buildings & Grounds Department.
Directions / Map
Entrance: Parking lot and main trailhead entrance is on the east side of Moe Road. Bike racks are available.
Directions: off of Moe Road, south of Huntwood Drive, and north of Thoroughbred Way