Video by Logan Rando

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 (fishing is by permit only – stop in to the CLC Office to get one).

What to Do Here

  • Hike – trails are easy to moderate 
  • Birdwatch
  • Cross-country Ski
  • Kayak
  • Fishing (Permit Required)
  • Now you can enjoy a guided hike using the Vizzit App! Click here to start the tour from the Route 9 entrance! Click here to start from the Gale Hill Road entrance!
  • Join CLC in the Hike Five Challenge by hiking this site or at least 5 any of our 10 Public Conservation Areas and you’ll be eligible to receive a prize! Click HERE for more information and to download your entry form!


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. You can download the brochure here.