Columbia Land Conservancy


About Overmountain Conservation Area

Overmountain Conservation Area includes ten miles of trails, a gazebo, and spectacular scenic overlooks of both the Catskill and Taconic Mountain Ranges.

This site is being managed for regionally-rare grassland birds, whose populations are threatened. Please keep your dog on a leash to protect them.

Hunting is taking place at Overmountain during the 2021bow season (October 1 – January 1) for people who have obtained a CLC Hunting Permit. Hunters are permitted to hunt at the northern end of the property around the Charcoal Loop Trail Head and on the Northeastern trail-less sections. All monitors are experienced hunters and are not permitted to discharge weapons in or through the trail corridor. If you plan on hiking this property during hunting season please wear blaze orange or other highly visible colors.

Learn more or take a guided virtual tour on TravelStorys!

503 Carson Road, Ancram, NY (Round Ball Trailhead)
138 Catalano Road, Ancram, NY (Kite Hill Trailhead)
The road where the Kite Hill entrance is located variously appears as Cattalino, Catalano, Catalonus, and other alternate spellings, depending on which mapping service you’re using.

Nature Quest trails coming Spring 2022.