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DROWNED LANDS SWAMP CONSERVATION AREA

FEATURES

  • 114 acres
  • 1.5 miles of trails
  • 2 trails with distinct terrain and ecology
  • Woodlands, meadow, wetlands, and a perennial stream
  • 350-foot knoll with expansive views of the Drowned Lands Swamp and surrounding protected farmland.
  • Includes portions of the Drowned Land Swamp ecosystem, one of the largest wetland complexes in southeastern NY

653 Route 3, Ancram

From the north follow Route 22 South through Hillsdale and Copake. Turn right onto County Route 3 and follow it as it bends to the left. Proceed past Wiltsie Bridge Road and Blodget Road. The entrance is just past the Punch Brook on the left.

From Route 82 travel east into Ancram. Proceed past the intersection of Routes 7 and 82. Take the next left onto Wiltsie Bridge Road. Turn right onto County Route 3 and follow it as it bends to the left. Proceed past Wiltsie Bridge Road and Blodget Road. The entrance is just past the Punch Brook on the left.

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Regulations


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.

Limited hunting is allowed on some of the CLC properties as part of the overall management plans.

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.

 

5 Responses to Drowned Lands Swamp

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  2. Morgan Davis says:

    The views on the summit are severely compromised by new sapling growth.

  3. Jenny Brinker says:

    Dogwoods flowering all the way up the trail to the top of Old Croken. Turkey Vultures enjoying the ride on the wind.

  4. Jenny Brinker says:

    Wild Ginger, Hepaticas,and Rue Anemone in bloom.

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