Looking for a nice guided five mile hike? One that includes evidence of the ice industry on Schodack Island that once provided hundreds of jobs to area residents? Then meet us at 12:30 on Saturday June 25 at the tent behind the comfort station at the main parking lot at Schodack Island State Park. Schodack […]
There a lot happening at the park, come out and join the fun! Friends of Schodack Island to Receive $3,400 Grant! On March 13th, the Governor’s Office announced the awarding of grants to Friends groups across the state. The Friends of Schodack Island State Park will receive $3,400 to install two kiosks, one in each […]
Thanks to everyone who came out for Friday Night Skating Under the Lights. Special thanks to the volunteers who worked in the skate shack renting out ice skates and to the firefighters from the Schodack Landing Fire Department who worked the grill and served up hot beverages.
New York State’s newest campground opened on April 15th at Schodack Island State Park. The campground has a total of 66 campsites. Sites 1 to 43 offer 50 amp electric service. Sites 44 to 66 are non-electric campsites. For more information, go to the Schodack Island State Park website http://nysparks.com/parks/146/details.aspx and follow the link under […]
Are you interested in a rewarding volunteer activity? Would you like to help support Schodack Island State Park? The Friends of Schodack Island State Park is seeking a volunteer to serve as our board Secretary. The Secretary keeps the minutes for the board, maintains the list of members, sends out meeting notices, carries out correspondence […]
“I Love My Park Day,” which took place on Saturday May 2nd at Schodack Island State Park was a great success. The statewide event, coordinated by Parks and Trails New York, organizes volunteers for projects at parks across New York on the first Saturday of May each year. At Schodack Island, over 60 volunteers prepared […]
Park Manager Joe Scandurra holds a Striped Bass caught by a park patron on a beautiful day in May. The park is one of the best places to access the Hudson River for fishing. Hundreds of years ago Native Americans used nets and fish traps to catch these fish. Today Striped Bass fishing can be […]
Hundreds of years ago, areas now within Schodack Island State Park were home to the Mohican people. Artist Len Tantillo has generously given us permission to post two of his paintings that help bring that period to life. The first, featured above and titled “The Grandfather,” is set, Len says, in the early 1600s shortly before […]
With the launch of FriendsOfSchodackIsland.org we’d like to thank Parks & Trails NY for providing our organization with a grant to support the design, development, and general maintenance of this website. Their $1,000 grant helps our organization further communicate our message and engage the broader Schodack Island community. We thank them for their support. For […]
Members of the Friends of Schodack Island State Park are proud to be part of our local community and participate in events like the Castleton Memorial Day Parade.
BIRDS OF SCHODACK ISLAND By Mary Theresa Julien As the days grow warmer in early springtime, the mornings begin to burst into song! Schodack Island State Park is home to many songbirds on their way back from their wintering grounds in the south. The Cerulean Warbler is one of the migratory birds that can be […]
This is the first blog of our new Friends of Schodack Island web site! We will use this feature to keep you updated about events at the park and provide other news of interest to park visitors. We welcome your comments and feedback. Please note that all comments are subject to review prior to being […]
In 2010, with Schodack Island State Park facing closure due to state budget cuts, a group of park users came together to support the park.
Saturday, June 25 2016 Parkwide celebration showcasing park activities: fishing contest, guided kayak paddle, guided hike to historic ice house ruins, vendors, and more! Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Anual Friends Meeting and Picnic *Call park office at 732-0187 for more information on these events.