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  • 62 acres
  • Walking distance from the village of Chatham
  • 1.6 miles of trails
  • Diverse wildlife and forest composition
  • Sloping streamside trails
  • Views of large wetland that was once Borden’s Pond
  • Upland forest and steep ridges with seasonal glimpses of Catskill Mountains

1628 Route 203 Ghent

1 mile East of Rt 66
From the intersection of Route 66 and Route 203 in the village of Chatham, go east on Route 203 for .25 mile. The entrance is on the left.

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CLC properties are open year-round, dawn to dusk.

Admission is free, donations to CLC are appreciated.

All properties have parking areas.

Pets must be on leash at all times, except when swimming.

“Carry in, carry out”. In an effort to minimize human impact on the conservation areas, no trash receptacles are located at the sites. Take your trash with you when you leave.

Dog owners must remove dog waste from the site. Leaving dog waste on the site is harmful to wildlife and creates a major annoyance to site visitors and CLC maintenance staff. There are no trash receptacles located on the site.

People are not allowed to swim.
Motorized vehicles are not allowed unless they are part of an official CLC program.
Fishing is permitted with NYS License.

There is no hunting at Borden’s Pond Conservation Area.

Audio equipment or radio use is allowed with earphones only.

Please respect the plants, animals, and artifacts at the sites as they make the properties special.


6 Responses to Borden’s Pond

  1. Christine says:

    Hello! Your site was listed on the Columbia County Tourism’s website under wedding locations. I’m planning a fairly non-traditional, DIY type wedding in the late summer, and am interested in more information about your site — most important questions being:

    a) What are your fees?
    b) Is there access to electricity, water, and bathroom facilities?
    c) Is it OK to have music?
    d) Is alcohol permitted, and would a special permit need to be issued?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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  4. Joan McMahon says:

    we can’t wait to take the trails

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