State park celebrates ten years
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SCHODACK, N.Y. -- Schodack Island State Park celebrated its tenth anniversary. The public was invited to a party at the park on Saturday. A picnic with music and festivities kicked the day off.
According to park officials, people should take advantage of the unique site.
The park consists of eight miles of trails, fields and picnic pavilions. Officials said people can also access the water from the park's boat launch site on the Hudson River, and the floating kayak site in the Schodack Creek.
"New state parks are unusual, and this park is unusual. It's only eight miles south of the city of Albany. Although it's 10-years-old, a lot of people don't realize it's an opportunity and that it's here," said Dan Odell, President of Friends of Schodack State Island Park Inc.
There is also a bird conservation area on site that bald eagles and blue herons call home.