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Hand Hollow Conservation Area

New Lebanon, Columbia County

lady slipper, pond and beaver

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Hand Hollow Conservation Area provides critical wildlife habitat and includes ponds, a lake, wetlands, marshes, hardwood swamp, streams, fields, meadows and vernal pools. Beaver ponds on the eastern side of the property provide important habitat for nesting great blue heron, otters and waterfowl.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Lookouts
  • Viewing areas

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking (carry-in)
  • Boating with electric motor
  • Geocaching

Size

414 acres

Closest Town

New Lebanon

Directions

Go to Google Maps, and enter your address for step-by-step directions to Hand Hollow Conservation Area. (This link will open a page outside the DEC website. Hold the "Shift" key down, and click on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information

Telephone: 518-392-5252
Address: Rt. 9 and Gale Hill Road
Website: Columbia Land Conservancy (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: Columbia Land Conservancy