About Schor Conservation Area

Schor Conservation Area includes 2.7 miles of trails, a picnic pavilion, a small pond stocked with trout, and a spectacular scenic overlook from the Summit Trail. The opportunity to enjoy this beautiful forested property was made possible by Jonathan Schor, a Columbia Land Conservancy Trustee. Jon donated this land upon his death.

Address & Getting There

58 Shore View Road, East Chatham, NY

Cemetary Road may be difficult to travel during rainy and icy weather.


Fishing is allowed with a permit, click here to get yours. Swimming is not allowed at Schor or any CLC properties. Hunters must get permission from CLC, stay 300 feet away from all trails, clearly label stands, and report back at the end of their season. The season begins October 1 and concludes December 20. Hikers are encouraged to stay on the trails at the sites, wear brightly colored clothing (and consider putting gear on your dog!), and hike during the daytime. Virtual tours of Schor and Nature Quest are available.

TravelStorys tour

Nature Quest
TravelStorys tour

Trail Map

Trails at Schor are primarily packed earth, and there are a number of exposed tree roots, rocks, and small bog bridges. A pavilion with electricity, picnic tables, and a swing is available at Jon’s Pond.