About The Site

This site offers spectacular views of the Harlem Valley, Hudson Valley, and Taconics. The Overmountain Conservation Area is the largest Public Conservation Area in the Columbia Land Conservancy’s portfolio, at 1,700 acres in size. The site is comprised of three main areas: Round Ball Mountain, Fox Hill, and Kite Hill, which you can learn more about by reading the site map.

What to Do Here

  • Hike – trails are easy to moderate 
  • Birdwatch
  • Cross-country Ski
  • 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

This site offers spectacular views of the Harlem Valley, Hudson Valley, and Taconics. The site includes more than ten miles of trails. Some follow the ridgeline above the Harlem Valley, offering spectacular views of the Taconic Range to the east and Catskill Mountains to the west, with the entire Hudson Valley in between. Click here to read a brochure about the site and its special features.


DIRECTIONS: 138 CATALANO ROAD, ANCRAM, NY
A note on directions: 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. The name on the road sign is Catalano.