Borden’s Pond


About the Site

62-acre Borden’s Pond is home to 1.6 miles of forested trails. Though it’s close to the village, Borden’s Pond is home to a diverse wildlife and forest composition, sloping stream-side trails, and wetland and Catskill Mountain views. The site is a great place to birdwatch, enjoy an easy hike (trails are mostly flat with the exception of the Red Trail), or take in views of a wetland. Enjoy a hike at Borden’s? Visit four more Public Conservation Areas as part of the Hike Five Challenge!

Borden’s Pond is located at 1628 Route 203, Ghent, just outside the village of Chatham.

Site History

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. Click here to learn more about Borden’s Pond and our other Public Conservation Areas.

Trail Map