Fox Preserve

Fox Preserve is a 70-acre nature preserve located in the Town of Colonie.  This preserve is privately owned by the Mohawk-Hudson Land Conservancy, a not-for-profit conservation organization (or “land trust”) that works to preserve open space throughout Albany, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties.  Donated to the Conservancy by Dr. Patricia Fox, this preserve is open to the public.

The trailhead parking area is located along the south side of River Road, approximately one-half mile east of its intersection with Buhrmaster Road.

View the trail map.

Some views of this nature preserve –

Trailhead kiosk and bicycle rack

Trailhead kiosk

Kiosk interpretative signage

If you walk the Orange Trail in a counter-clockwise direction from the parking lot, here is what you’ll observe –

Looking S’ly along Orange Trail near parking lot

Looking S’ly along Orange Trail

View from Orange Trail of large Black Walnut tree

Looking S’ly upslope along Orange Trail

Artwork along Orange Trail

Looking S’ly upslope along Orange Trail approaching picnic area

Looking SW’ly at picnic area from Orange Trail

Looking NW’ly at Mohawk River from picnic area

If you choose to continue along the Orange Trail when you depart the picnic area –

Looking SE’ly from picnic area at continuation of Orange Trail

Looking ESE’ly across private access at continuation of Orange Trail

Looking E’ly along Orange Trail

Looking E’ly at grove of Black Walnuts along Orange Trail

Looking ESE’ly along Orange Trail at its intersection with White Spur

Alternatively, if you had departed the picnic area along the White Spur –

Looking SW’ly from picnic area at entrance to White Spur

Looking SSE’ly across private access at continuation of White Spur

Looking W’ly across meadow adjoining White Spur

Looking S’ly at trail sign in meadow along White Spur

Looking E’ly along White Spur

Looking NE’ly along White Spur

Looking ENE’ly along White Spur

Looking NE’ly upslope along White Spur

Looking NE’ly upslope along White Spur near its intersection with Orange Trail

Continuing along the Orange Trail –

Panoramic view atop ridge along Orange Trail as it descends toward Shaker Creek

Looking ESE’ly along Orange Trail

Looking ESE’ly at Shaker Creek along Orange Trail

Looking NNW’ly along Orange Trail atop ridge overlooking Shaker Creek

Looking N’ly at Shaker Creek from Orange Trail

Looking W’ly along Orange Trail

Looking NNW’ly along Orange Trail

Panoramic view looking (left-to-right) NW’ly to SE’ly along Orange Trail

Boardwalk along Orange Trail

Series of boardwalks through small valley along Orange Trail

Looking WNW’ly of view overlooking meadow along Orange Trail

Looking NNW’ly along Orange Trail through blooming (white and pink) Dame’s Rocket in late May-early June

Looking N’ly along Orange Trail

Boardwalk along Orange Trail

Looking W’ly along Orange Trail (white coating on trail surface is accumulation of seeds from nearby Eastern Cottonwood trees)

Looking W’ly at end of Orange Trail at parking lot

Looking WNW’ly across parking lot and River Road at trail crossing from Mohwak-Hudson Bikeway

View the status of my wildflower inventory for this preserve.

View information regarding the invasive species that I have observed at this preserve.

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