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Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Craryville, Columbia Co.

Turkey, Rheinstrom site photo, bird photo

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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

Where to Watch

  • Pond and wetlands
  • Forested areas

Recreational Opportunities

  • 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
  • Fishing
  • Leashed dogs allowed

Accessible Features

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This site has some accessible features, including some trails. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


1,037 acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Address: 225 Cambridge Road, Craryville, NY 12521
Telephone: 518-325-5203
Website: Rheinstrom Hill Audubon Center and Sanctuary (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo Credits: Larry Federman