At Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, our primary concern is the safety and health of our visitors and staff.
To limit the potential spread of the Coronavirus, all publicly scheduled events are cancelled until further notice.
Our trails will remain open daily from sunrise to sunset, and we invite you to enjoy being outside to experience the magic of nature. We have a ½ mile inner loop and 1-mile outer loop of wetlands, forests and fields. There are still muddy spots, so wear appropriate footwear.
For the safety of all community members, we ask that you continue to practice appropriate "social distancing" (6′ apart, do not gather in groups, etc.) as you enjoy the many wonders of the Mud Creek trail. You can greet others along the trail with a wave and a smile, we can see it even if you are wearing a mask.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
About Mud Creek ELC
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is located on the property of Columbia County Soil & Water Conservation District office. ELC consists of the nature trails behind the District building and an indoor classroom with the Hudson River Estuary exhibit room on the lower level of the District building. The lower level is handicap-accessible and is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Mud Creek ELC offers a variety of hands-on, inquiry based, environmental education programs. Our programs can be adapted to any grade level and integrated into various parts of your school's curriculum. We are also available to develop programs to meet the needs of scout groups and other community organizations for both children and adults.
The Mud Creek Trail
Mud Creek has a loop trail that traverse fields and wetland habitat. The trailhead starts to the left of the garage/pavilion and ends at the western edge of the parking lot. The inner loop is .6 miles and features numerous bridges and boardwalks. The outer loop is 1 mile and features an overlook of the county airport, Mud Creek, and rolling hills to the east. While hiking keep your eyes and ears open - Mud Creek is home to beavers, muskrats, rabbits, coyotes, lots of birds, and even a bobcat!
The trails are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. No reservation is necessary.
Download our Brochure for a trail map.
Mud Creek Educational Programs