433-acre Hand Hollow Conservation area features woodlands, meadows, a lake, two ponds, streams, and wetlands. This variety of habitats makes it a prime location for spotting beavers, otters, black bear, bobcat, and wild turkey as you meander the 2.8 miles of trails or enjoy prime fishing access.
The Hand Hollow Conservation Area includes a patchwork of former small family properties. It was made possible through the vision and generosity of families who understood the importance of protecting open space and wildlife habitat for future generations. You can download the brochure here.
387 Gale Hill Rd, New Lebanon
From Route 295, approximately .75 miles east of East Chatham, take County Route 9 north. In approximately 3.5 miles turn left onto Gale Hill Road; a parking area is located on the right side approximately 1 mile from the intersection.
4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon
Just north of the intersection of County Route 34, parking is next to a beige farmhouse with a large pond.