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Hudson River Interpretive Trail (HRIT)

Home to the World's First Recycled Plastic Bridge

Access the trail via the Hannacroix Creek Preserve parking lot on Rt 144 just south of the Albany/Greene County line.

The trail traverses a cat-tail marsh on a boardwalk constructed by the Conservancy volunteers in 2007-2008. Along the way you pass through a cottonwood forest, old ruins from the ice houses and a viewing platform over-looking a tidal pond.  The main trail continues across a bridge spanning the tidal creek connecting the pond to the Hudson River. This bridge was constructed with "lumber" fabricated from re-cycled plastic water bottles. The trail proceeds another 500 ft to its terminus overlooking the River and the Hannacroix Creek Cove.

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