Located just outside the Village of Chatham,
Borden’s Pond offers 1.6 miles of wooded trails and
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.
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
Low – this is a great place for a quiet stroll