Boardwalk Closed, Use Alternate Route

The boardwalk is deteriorating in several places. Alternate trails are included below.

You can learn more and help restore the boardwalk by clicking here.

Click here to read an update on the master planning process.

About Ooms

Ooms includes 3 miles of trails and offers visitors year-round opportunities to enjoy the rolling grasslands around Sutherland Pond. This pastoral landscape captures the essence of Columbia County.

Address & Getting There

480 Rock City Road, Chatham, NY

Main parking lot full? There are some smaller lots available along Rock City Road. Drive slowly and use caution, the road is winding and narrow.


Fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are all permitted, click here to get your permit. Swimming is not allowed at Ooms or any CLC properties. Hunting is not allowed at Ooms. Virtual tours of Ooms and Nature Quest are available.

Ooms TravelStorys tour

Nature Quest TravelStorys tour

Trail Map

Most of the trails at Ooms are wide, mowed, grass paths. Trails may be muddy after rain. Seating is available at a picnic table on Heron Hill and at the Gazebo and Piers Forestier-Walker Memorial Overlook.