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Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy Summer Fest and Hike-a-thon
Sunday, July 17 
at Indian Ladder Farms

On Sunday, July 17th, join the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and Indian Ladder Farms
for a fantastic one-of-a-kind family event featuring...

a celebration of the farm's 100th Anniversary;

the Grand Opening of the Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery;

guided hikes at Indian Ladder Farms and MHLC's Bozen Kill Preserve, a special kids hike,
and a wheelchair accessible hike on the newly paved Albany County Helderberg Hudson Rail Trail;

dancers, artists, musicians, and crafts;

hay rides, pony rides, face painting, baby animals;

food, desserts, and tastings from the new brewery;

and so much more! 


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Event Information

 Where is the Hike-a-thon?
The Hike-a-thon will be taking place at Indian Ladder Farms and four other MHLC locations.



When is the Aerial Photo?
12:45 pm Following the conclusion of the Opening Ceremonies at Indian Ladder Farms.

Aerial photo participants will receive a special 25th Anniversary commemorative gift in thanks for their attendance. The commemorative gift will be available on a limited basis, so make sure you register!

Aerial Photo



Learn more about MHLC

Where is the Festival?
Indian Ladder Farms

342 Altamont Road (Route 156) | Altamont, NY 12009 


When is it?
Sunday, July 17, 2016


Event Schedule

Festival Opening Ceremonies

12:30 - 1:00 pm
Hike-a-thon check-in at Indian Ladder Farms

12:45 pm
Aerial Photo

1:00 pm
Hikers depart

noon - 5:00 pm
Summer Festival at Indian Ladder Farms
brought to you by Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy


Get Involved

Help to Spread the Word
Click to download an event flyer

Join us as an Exhibitor

Click to download exhibitor application

Sponsor and Expand your Audience
Click to view sponsorship application

Our volunteers make the event possible. You can volunteer to help with event planning, displaying posters, event set-up, registration, Hike-a-thon support, and event clean-up. If you are interested in getting involved with the Summer Festival please email Lea Montalto-Rook at



2016 Festival Exhibitors


Albany Chapter, Adirondack Mountain Club

Albany Drum Circle


Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

Bethlehem Public Library

Bethlehem Traditional Irish Dance

Black Creek Farm

Burning Obsession Flameworked Glass

Capital District Humanist Society

Delmar Farmers Market

Emack & Bolio

Empire Servicedog Program

Flavors of Lebanon

Fried Dough at its Best

Friends of Five Rivers

Friends of the Rail Trail

Hammerdown Designs

Hoops by Jem

Ice Delites Italian Ice

Landis Arboretum

LL Bean

Look What I Found!

Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

Open Space Institute

Phillips Hardware

Pine Hollow Arboretum

Pure Haven Essentials

Rob Jonas, Singer and Songwriter

Schenectady Chapter of Therapy Dogs International

Solarize Albany

Spiral Tango with Ray Andrews

Squeeze Play Accordion Band

Stellar Face and Body Art

Sweet Mama Mia

Times Union

Uncharted Wild

Whispering Willow Wild Care

Women's Peace Collection


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Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy

MHLC is your local land trust, working day after day to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Capital Region. The work that we do to preserve the natural spaces in Albany, Montgomery, and Schenectady counties, directly impacts the health of the region. We have protected close to 4,000 acres of land including over 1,300 acres open to the public in the form of preserves – for hiking, cross-country skiing and other educational and recreational opportunities.


Indian Ladder Farms

If you live in or near the Town of New Scotland, there is a good chance that you have experienced the joy of picking and eating apples while walking through row after row of tempting, ripe fruit on a cool autumn day at Indian Ladder Farms, tucked into a perfect spot beneath the Helderbergs. In 2016, we can all celebrate this family-run gem that has been supplying us with milk, beef, dairy products, apples, pears, berries and much more for one hundred years.






Thank you 2016 Summer Festival Sponsors!

Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

Serendipity Day Care Center

Phillips Hardware

The Spinney Group

Bryant Asset Protection

The Times Union


Stewart's Shops

Mike Jarus, DDS

Voorheesville Community & School Foundation