CLC StorefrontThe CLC Store

49 Main Street
Chatham, NY

Store Hours
Monday – Friday
: 9am – 5pm
Saturdays, beginning November 29: 11am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

For the holidays, our expanded store is chock full of local gifts by Hudson Valley farmers and artisans: a brand new 2015 CLC calendar full of photographs of our Public Conservation Areas; books about native wildlife and ecology; hand made goat’s milk soap, cute stuffed animals (all native); outdoor gear; custom blend tea; dark chocolate; jewelry; blown glass ornaments; porcelain mugs; and plenty more.

To place an order by mail, please e-mail or call Anne at 518.392.5252, ext. 212 for assistance. There is an additional fee for shipping and handling.
CLC’s top selling items are listed below. Please, visit our store to see our full array of items.

Product Highlights


The Nature of the Place: A History of Living with the Land in Columbia County, NY

Ecologist Conrad Vispo’s book is an exciting invitation to explore the rich heritage and nature of Columbia County, and our place within it. Conrad, a scientist with the Farmscape Ecology Program in Ghent, NY, studied many of CLC’s Public Conservation Areas as part of his research.



CLC Porcelain Cup

Enjoy a hot drink in a hand-made fine porcelain cup by artisans of Davistudio, Chatham, NY.



CLC Binoculars

CLC Branded Carson Kinglet 8x21mm Compact Roof Prism Binoculars
These are value-packed, mini-compact binoculars with fully coated lenses which help reduce internal glare, reflection, and assure crisp, bright images. The Kinglet 8×21 Compact Binocular features a center focus knob with an independent right diopter adjustment for maximum focusing flexibility. These binoculars also have the lens barrels fold-in to create an extremely compact profile. These binoculars are the perfect companion for hiking trips and any other outdoor activity; packaged in a soft pouch with strap and lens cleaner.


walking stick

Whistle Creek Walking Sticks

There are two options available: sassafras staff with leather wrist strap, rubber tip, and weatherproof finish or a hickory staff with leather wrist strap and rubber tip. Hickory is very strong yet has good tensile strength and will not break or snap under severe use, great for wilderness survival.

Size 59″ – $18.00
Size 54″ – $17.00
Kids – $16.00

Dog with collar

CLC Dog Leashes And Collars

The cotton fabric (with the CLC logo) completely encases the webbing, making these collars very comfortable for your pet. It’s easy to care and machine washable. The heavy duty side release quick snap buckles make the collars fully adjustable. Product made by Elmo’s Closet, handcrafted in the U.S.A. with the highest quality components.

Collar Sizes:

  • Petite – 3/8″ Wide (5-9″ Around)
  • S – 1/2″ Wide (7-11″ Around)
  • M – 3/4″ Wide (11-15″ Around)
  • L – 1″ Wide (15-22″ Around)
  • XL – 1″ Wide (19-29″ Around)

Collars – $11.00
Matching Leashes – $15.00

S'more Cover

So Much S’more To Do: Over 50 Variations of the Campfire Classic

By Becky Rasmussen
The s’more, it’s brilliant in its simplicity. But have you tried replacing that chocolate bar with a peanut butter cup? Becky Rasmussen has taken the ultimate campfire dessert and found more than 50 ways to make it even better! With a marshmallow toasting guide and all sorts of fun recipes—including s’mores for holidays and some “spirited” s’mores—this handy little cookbook is essential for any fireside snack session.


Tea Label

Handblown Ornaments and Suncatchers

Each piece is uniquely handcrafted with attention to detail by glass artists at the Hoogs and Crawford studio and gallery in Canaan, NY.


Tea Label


CLC special blend tea is a blend of black tea with Apple Pieces and Black Currant produced exclusively for the CLC by Harney & Sons Fine Tea.

Four ounce tin $9.00

CC Outdoors Cover

Columbia County Outdoors: A Guide to Recreational Areas in Columbia County, NY

The 120 page guidebook includes sections on boating, cycling, fishing, winter sports, and hiking in Columbia County.


scats cover

Scats And Tracks Of The Northeast

Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize seventy northeastern mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. An identification key, a glossary of tracking terms, and detailed instructions on how to document your finds are also included here. Easy-to-use scat and track measurements appear on each page.


Nature Quest Cover

Nature Quest

There are hidden boxes at nine of our Public Conservation Areas. You can find them using clues in the Nature Quest Passport, a guidebook to outdoor fun and adventure.


Walks Cover

Walks by Protected Land

The updated walk guide includes 20 walks on public roads passing by land permanently protected by conservation easements in Columbia County.




Our CLC Cap is embroidered with our logo and is an Adams 6-panel low-profile washed pigment-dyed cap. It is 100% cotton twill and has a tuck away leather back strap with antiqued brass buckle and grommet, cool-crown mesh lining and four rows of stitching on sweatband. Cap is available in two shades of green.



CLC 2015 Calendar

The beautiful photographs highlight our ten Public Conservation Areas throughout the seasons. At $15, the calendar makes a great gift, but you will want to keep one for yourself as inspiration to visit all of these wonderful sites in 2015.


CLC hat


An Adams Vacationer Hat, it’s 100% cotton twill pigment dyed bucket hat, garment washed. Two sizes are available L-XL; color is khaki.


Birds of NY Cover

Birds of New York Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela
The Guide contains 120 species with an easy-to-use color guide. See a yellow bird and don’t know what it is? Go to the yellow section! Contains range maps showing where in New York to find the birds in summer, winter, all year, or during migration, as well as full-page photos with corresponding full-page descriptions.


CLC Patch

CLC Patch

Our CLC patch is embroidered with our logo in our CLC green.



Columbia County Cheeseboards

Cherry, Maple, and Red Oak are used to make these all natural boards. Select hardwoods harvested from CLC protected land in Canaan, NY. The wood for these products is milled locally in Columbia County and then air dried for 3-4 months before being crafted.

These cheeseboards vary slightly in size, but are 6-7″ wide, approximately 1″ thick and available in two different lengths.

Cherry 18″ – $60.00
Cherry 24″ – $75.00
Maple 18″ – $40.00
Maple 24″ – $55.00