Schodack Island – Cruise On In Friday Night Car Shows

Classic car fans of all ages are heading to Schodack Island State Park this summer as those wonderful autos of yesteryear Cruise On In on the third Fridays of July, August, and September.  Swing by the park between 5 PM and 8 PM  on Friday July 21, Friday August 18, and Friday September 15 and enjoy […]

SCHODACK ISLAND TRAILS INVITE EXPLORATION

Walk south from the main parking lot at Schodack Island State Park and head along the Hudson River on the Orange Trail and you will catch views of the river.  The trails are wide and sandy.  At two and a half miles you will pass the remains of an old ice house.  Look for connecting […]

I LOVE MY PARK DAY 2017 A SUCCESS

This year’s I Love My Park Day, held on Saturday May 6, 2017,  was a big success, with more than 60 volunteers turning out to support Schodack Island State Park.  The weather was cool and cloudy with breaks of sun. Things got underway at 9am when volunteers were greeted by park manager John Lowe and Friend’s […]

ICE SKATING CLOSED FOR SEASON

three ice skaters legs

The ice rink is closed for the season.  Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy Friday Night skating under the lights.  See you next winter!  

Great Back Yard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count – Febuary 18th 9am-10am Join bird experts from the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for a family-friendly introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count. On this outdoor foray, beginning birders will learn all about the Count’s history, methodology and contribution to conservation science, and learn how to conduct a bird […]

TAKE A HIKE TO SCHODACK ISLAND’S ICE HOUSE CHIMNEY

Looking for a nice five mile round trip hike?  One that includes evidence of the ice industry on Schodack Island that once provided hundreds of jobs to area residents? Then take a hike to the ice house chimney to the last evidence of  a vanished industry that thrived during the 1800s along the Hudson River. The […]

FRIENDS SPRING NEWSLETTER

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 […]

NEW CAMPGROUND AT SCHODACK ISLAND IS OPEN

  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 […]

I LOVE MY PARK DAY 2015 A BIG SUCCESS

Volunteers pose for photo at I Love My Park Day

“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 […]

Parks & Trails NY Supports Friends of Schodack Island

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 […]