know before you go

What you need to know before you go

Spending time outside is a great way to connect with nature and each other! Help care for the land that sustains us in so many ways by being a kind and respectful visitor.

Be kind to nature and each other Keep these special places looking great! Leave only footprints, and follow all site rules (no swimming, camping, smoking, open fires, or alcohol consumption). Remember that other people may prefer different outdoor experiences, and there’s no one right way to enjoy nature. Foraging is permitted at CLC properties; we ask that foragers refrain from harvesting wild ginseng and ramps and follow sustainable foraging guidelines.
Protect your pooch Dogs are welcome at all CLC sites. Please keep dogs on-leash and pick up after them. Many sites are home to sensitive animals (especially birds) disturbed by romping pups, or poky wildlife like porcupines that may ruin your dog’s day! Keeping your dog on a leash is also a courtesy to other visitors and their dogs.
Clean up There are no restrooms or trash cans located at CLC sites, please take your trash home with you.

Columbia Land Conservancy properties

CLC owns and manages ten properties that are open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk daily.


Wondering which trails are best for your needs? Learn more here.

Special events

Taking a group hike? Getting married? Learn more about how to reserve amenities.


Several CLC properties are great places to fish. Learn more and get your free permit here.


Hunting is an important way to manage deer populations and improve habitats.


Help care for the land you love!

Oakdale summer camp

Check out a Nature Explorer Backpack

Available at your local library!

Take a Nature Quest tour

Will you find Earl the Squirrel?

Take a virtual tour with TravelStorys

Help care for the land you love!

Thank you

Maintenance has been supported by the Hudson River Bank & Trust Foundation, Ellsworth Kelly and the Jack Shear Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, the Quailwood Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the Hudson River Estuary Program, the Hudson River Greenway, the Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, and the Wellspring Foundation.

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