62-acre Borden’s Pond is within walking distance of the village of Chatham, and contains 1.6 miles of trails. Though it’s close to the village, Borden’s Pond is home to a diverse wildlife and forest composition, sloping streamside trails, and wetland and Catskill Mountain views.
In 1997, a group of citizens united to form Borden’s Park Preserve to protect this undeveloped parcel. Through community fundraising and two major grants, the initial 52-acre parcel was purchased in 1998. In 2005, Borden’s Park Preserve transferred the property to the Columbia Land Conservancy.
If you’d like more information, you may be interested in reading the brochure about Borden’s Pond, or viewing the Borden’s Pond Master Plan.