Top 10 reasons to become a member of the Friends of Schodack Island.  

Spring is here, now bring on the striped bass fishing!

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 […]

A Look Back In Time

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 […]

Birds of Schodack Island

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 […]

Welcome Friends

Schodack Island Boat Launch

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 […]