One of the Capital Region's most popular parks is getting ready to add a beautiful stretch of land along the Hudson River.

One of the best things about living in Upstate New York is the natural wonders we have at our doorstep, From the Catskills to the Adirondacks and all points around and in between there are plenty of amazing outdoor spaces to explore and enjoy. Even if you are a city dweller, the beauty and splendor of nature is only a short trip away for anyone to really go Country!

Morean Lake State Park Adds A Stunning Stretch of Land Along the Hudson

Moreau Lake State Park in Gansevoort is one of those stunning destinations that is a pretty quick drive from anywhere in the Albany area, and outdoor enthusiasts will soon have more to explore as the park is adding a "spectacular" 860 acre Big Bend plot along the Hudson River, according to the Governor's office. Moreau is a popular destination for swimmers and campers, and now hikers will have a lot more to check out.

Big Bend is a former logging site and here is how the Governor's office decribes the tract:

"Bounded by two miles of the Hudson River, Big Bend Point includes wide, established logging roads that can be converted into an accessible trail network for year-round walking, bicycling, birding and wildlife viewing, equestrian riding, and non-motorized winter sports such as cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. State Parks plans to install car-top boat/kayak launches, and permit hunting in-season. "

Big Bend Point will also be a great natural habitat for the Karner blue butterfly, an endandgered species. See a preview below of what you can expect when you visit Big Bend in the future!

Moreau Lake State Park Adding 860 Pristine Acres Along Hudson River

Moreau Lake State Park is adding 860 acres of stunning land to be utilized for hiking, bird viewing, and more along the pristine Hudson River waterfront.