About Drowned Lands Swamp


645 County Route 3, Ancram, NY


1.5 miles of trails on 114 acres of land. Drowned Lands Swamp is a great place to hike – trails are easy to moderate (the Summit Trail includes a short, steep ascent), and primarily forested. Please note the site can be very buggy, and you may wish to avoid visiting Drowned Lands during black fly season (June – July).

Great for

Birdwatching, dog walking.

Site History

In 1995, the Salisbury Bank and Trust Company of Connecticut generously donated approximately 100 acres of land to CLC, establishing what is now Drowned Lands Swamp. CLC enlarged the area in 2000 through an additional acquisition. Local folklore includes tales of stills operating during prohibition, either on the property or across the road. 

Learn More:

Text “drownedlandsmap” to 518.535.3252 to get a map texted to you.