View photos of the praying mantis egg casings
Greenport Conservation Area
- Excellent Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views
- Upland meadows, deciduous forests, and an estuarine wetland
- 625 acres
- 5 miles of trail, plus the 2 mile Stockport-Greenport Trail which connects to Harrier Hill
- Gazebo, overlook benches, and picnic shelter
- Access-for-All (wheelchair friendly trail)
- Owned by the Open Space Institute and managed by the Columbia Land Conservancy
New Greenport Entrance
CLC is constructing a new entrance and parking area at the Greenport Conservation Area. The new entrance will be located on Joslen Blvd., a few hundred yards north of the current main entrance; a new trail will connect the new parking area to the existing trail system. The new parking area will provide better public access to the site and reduce maintenance expenses. For safety reasons, visitors should not enter the construction area, including the new connector trail. CLC will announce when the new entrance and trail are open to the public.
Directions to Main Entrance
From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslen Blvd., and follow straight for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Daisy Hill Road at the sign for the Conservation Area. Continue on Daisy Hill Road until it ends. You will see a parking area and information kiosk.
From the South: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Pass Healy Blvd. Turn left at the second light onto Joslen Blvd., and proceed for 0.9 miles. Turn left onto Daisy Hill Road at the sign for the Conservation Area. Continue on Daisy Hill Road until it ends. You will see a parking area and information kiosk.
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The Greenport Conservation Area is a great place to run. There are wonderful views, and a variety of terrain through meadows, forests and across streams.
Leonard Collins, member of the Columbia Land Conservancy and Kinderhook Runners Club.
5k Trail Run
CLC properties are open year-round, dawn to dusk. The main entrance at this site has a gate that opens at 5:00am and closes at 8:00pm. The closing time changes seasonally, check back for updates.
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.