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HAND HOLLOW Conservation Area
387 Gale Hill Rd or 4079 County Route 9, New Lebanon
- Woodlands, meadows, a lake, two ponds, streams, and wetlands
- Active beavers and otters
- 3 miles of trail
- 433 acres
- Prime fishing access from Gale Hill Road
- Adjoins the 518-acre Hand Hollow State Forest
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.
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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.
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.