Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center and Sanctuary
Craryville, Columbia Co.
Moss-covered trails weave through old stands of birch, oak, maple and pine that white-tailed deer, turkeys, bobcats and a wide variety of forest birds call home. Ponds and wetlands also provide places to glimpse waterbirds, turtles, frogs, sunfish and dragonflies in the summer.
Wildlife to Watch
- Raptors such as red-tailed hawks and owls
- Field and forest birds, including Blackburnian warblers, turkeys, tree swallows, hummingbirds, red-winged blackbirds, and scarlet tanagers
- Wading birds such as great blue herons
- Wood ducks and mallards
- Turtles, frogs and sunfish
- White-tailed deer, coyotes, bobcats and black bears
Where to Watch
- Pond and wetlands
- Forested areas
- Admission fee; free to Audubon members
- Visitors center with educational programs, sanctuary brochures and restrooms
- Four miles of trails; those near the visitors center are wheelchair accessible
- Leashed dogs allowed
This site has some accessible features, including some trails. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
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Address: 225 Cambridge Road, Craryville, NY 12521
Website: Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center and Sanctuary (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: Larry Federman