About The Site

Schor Conservation Area encompasses 233 acres with 2.5 miles of trails. A summit along the trails offers views of the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains. On a clear day, the city of Albany is visible. Schor is also home to interesting ecology – a complete ecological description of the site’s geology, flora and fauna was prepared by the Farmscape Ecology Program.

What to Do Here

Hike – trails are easy to moderate
Birdwatch and track who you see using the eBird app!
Fishing (Permit Required)
Cross-country Ski
Now you can enjoy a guided tour using the Vizzit App!
Click here to tour the Summit Trail!
Click here to tour the Green Trail!
Join CLC in the Hike Five Challenge by hiking at least 5 any of our 10 Public Conservation Areas and receive a prize!
Click HERE for more information and to download your entry form!

Site History

Schor Conservation Area was made possible by the generosity of Jonathan Schor, an early trustee of the CLC and a much loved member of the Red Rock community. Jon’s clear vision and passion led him to place conservation easements on much of his land, and upon his death, bequeath his property to CLC for establishment of this Public Conservation Area.
If you’d like to learn more about the site, download the brochure for the property, or read the site’s Master Plan. Fishing at the property is by permit only (stop in to the CLC Office at 49 Main Street to get yours).

CLC regrets we are unable to lawfully allow swimming at any of our properties. For more information about each site’s rules, click here.

Click here for directions to Schor Conservation Area: 58 Cemetery Road, Canaan, NY


Maintenance of this site has has been supported by grants from the Quailwood Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Columbia Land Conservancy
49 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037




Public Conservation Areas are open dawn to dusk every day.
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