Hand Hollow

About The Site

This site features woodlands, meadows, a lake, two ponds, streams, and wetlands. This variety of habitats makes it a prime location for spotting beavers, otters, black bear, bobcat, and wild turkey as you meander the 2.8 miles of trails or enjoy prime fishing access (by permit only, click here for more information). Hand Hollow is a great place to birdwatch, cross-country ski, and kayak. Trails are primarily flat. Enjoy a hike at Hand Hollow? Visit four more Public Conservation Areas as part of the Hike Five Challenge!

Click here for directions to Hand Hollow’s County Route 9 entrance.

Click here for directions to Hand Hollow’s Gale Hill Road entrance.

Site History

The Hand Hollow Conservation Area includes a patchwork of former small family properties. It was made possible through the vision and generosity of families who understood the importance of protecting open space and wildlife habitat for future generations. Click here to view the full brochure and learn more about Hand Hollow and our other Public Conservation Areas.

Trail Map