Located just outside the Village of Chatham,
Borden’s offers 1.6 miles of wooded trails and
wetland views

This 62-acre site includes a variety of wildlife, mixed forests, sloping stream-side trails, and Catskill Mountain views (best seen during winter).

When the dam that created the pond breached in 2006, CLC allowed the stream to return to its natural course, and part of the site is now a wetland. In 1997, a group of citizens united to form Borden’s Park Preserve to protect this site. Through community fundraising and two major grants, the initial 52-acre park was purchased in 1998, and transferred to CLC in 2005.

The trails at Borden’s Pond are primarily packed earth, with some rocks. The Streamside Trail is flatter and may be muddy, particularly in springtime, while the Witch Hazel Trail has one short, steep incline. May not be suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Know before you go

Guidelines for visiting

Trail map

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Care for the land you love


1628 Route 203, Ghent, NY
(just outside the Village of Chatham)


Birding, hiking, walking


Wetland and Catskill mountain views,
forested trails, temporary streams,
monarch butterflies in field


Benches at overlooks, stone wall,
Nature Quest trail, strong cell reception

Trail traffic

Low – this is a great place for a quiet stroll

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