CLC celebrated Earth Day 2015 in style with DEC Commissioner Joe Martens joining Executive Director Peter Paden and New Lebanon Town Supervisor Mike Benson to officially open the 518-acre Hand Hollow State Forest. Read the official Press Release here.
The Hand Hollow state forest is managed for multiple uses, including recreation, timber production, watershed protection and wildlife habitat. Hand Hollow meets the requirements for state forest designation of more than 500 acres of forested area that allows for a wide variety of recreational uses. Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation and photography. It is adjacent to CLC’s Hand Hollow Conservation Area.