Columbia Land Conservancy
Hand Hollow

Hand Hollow

About Hand Hollow

Hand Hollow includes nearly 3.0 miles of trails. Much of the site is forested. Visitors can also explore an open meadow and kayak or fish in Meizinger Lake, which includes an accessible kayak launch. 

Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are all permitted, click here to obtain a fishing permit.
Swimming is not allowed at Hand Hollow or any CLC properties.

There are active beaver and great blue heron populations at this site, as well as a number of spring wildflowers.

Learn more or take a guided virtual tour on TravelStorys!

Nature Quest trails coming Fall 2022. 

There are two entrances at Hand Hollow.
To enter at the Beaver Byway: 4079 County Rd 9, East Chatham, NY
To enter at the Lake Loop: 451 Gale Hill Road, East Chatham, NY (use this entrance for kayaking access)
If you are planning to use the Gale Hill Road entrance please use 398 Gale Hill Road when entering in GPS. The 451 is the official 911 road number, but some GPS systems lead elsewhere.