Explore our Preserves

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy has 22 preserves that are open to the public for recreational use. These preserves, found throughout Albany, Montgomery, and Schenectady County, are visited by tens of thousands of hikers, joggers, birders, botanists, and more each year.

Each preserve offers a unique experience for Capital Region residents and visitors. Select a location and features from below and find the perfect adventure!

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Ashford Glen Preserve

Nestled within a small neighborhood, this short woodland trail is incredibly scenic with tall conifers tucked along the Vly Creek.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Colonie
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Bender Melon Farm Preserve

The Bender Melon Farm Preserve is a mix of forest, fields and wetland areas, and includes a .57 mile easy trail through lovely woodland.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Town of New Scotland
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Bennett Hill Preserve

Just a short distance from the base of the Heldeberg Escarpment, the beautiful Bennett Hill Preserve rises from the surrounding lands.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Town of New Scotland
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Bozen Kill Preserve

The Bozen Kill Preserve offers easy stream side walks to small waterfalls and a longer trail system for those looking for a more moderate walk in the woods.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Altamont
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Fox Preserve

The Fox Preserve is a rolling 2-mile walk in the woods along Shaker Creek overlooking the Mohawk River.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Colonie
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Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary

Weaving through a quiet forest, this preserve offers great views of the Onesquethaw Creek and glimpses of some of the area's unique geologies.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Selkirk
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Holt Preserve

Located in the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, the Holt Preserve has trails of moderate terrain through dense woodlands.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Town of New Scotland
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Keleher Preserve

Keleher Preserve is known for feeling the most remote with forested trails leading to a lookout from Wolf Hill to long downhills past nestled streams

Location :
Albany County
City :
Voorheesville
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Mosher Marsh

The flat one-mile trail at Mosher Marsh provides serene wetland views and a vast number of bird species and other wildlife.

Location :
Montgomery County
City :
Amsterdam
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Noonan Preserve

Located along the Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail, the Noonan Preserve provides a serene resting spot just above the Normans Kill Falls.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Colonie
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Normans Kill East Preserve

The Normans Kill East trail is a short but scenic walk through forests alongside the Normans Kill.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Delmar
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Normans Kill West Preserve

This scenic loop trail takes you deep into the forests and fields to the Normans Kill.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Delmar
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Phillipin Kill Preserve

The short trail loop of the 20-acre Phillipin Kill Preserve traverses the woodland hills and winds along the wetlands that protect the waters of the Phillipin Kill creek.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Delmar
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Restifo Sanctuary

If you are looking for a short walk in the woods with excellent birding opportunities, be sure to check out this preserve.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Westerlo
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Schenectady County Projects

At this time MHLC does not have a public preserve in Schenectady County, but we're still protecting land in this county. We have protected 324.88 acres in Schenectady County to date as eased lands. If you are looking for a preserve near you, check out our preserve locator map!

Location :
Schenectady County
City :
Schenectady
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Schiffendecker Farm Preserve

Enjoy a one-mile walk along the gently rolling trails of the Schiffendecker Farm Preserve.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Glenmont
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Schoharie Creek Preserve

The northern boundary of the Schoharie Creek Preserve features extensive waterfalls along Wilsey Creek that flow to the Schoharie Creek.

Location :
Montgomery County
City :
Esperance
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Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve

For botanists, bird-watchers, and cross country skiers, Strawberry Fields has a wide variety of features no matter the season.

Location :
Montgomery County
City :
Amsterdam
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Swift Wetland

Located directly across from Bethlehem High School, the SwiftPreserve provides flat and quiet trails through ferns, forests, and wetlands.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Delmar
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Touhey Family Preserve

The Touhey Family Preserve trails wind through beautiful forests and overlooks with a view of the Phillipin Kill and surrounding wetlands.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Delmar
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Van Dyke Preserve

Head to the Van Dyke Preserve for a stroll on the easy loop trail winding along the Phillipin Kill—the perfect hike with the family and kids.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Delmar
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Winn Preserve

The heavily wooded Winn Preserve features extensive trails that wind throughout the karst geology along the Helderberg Escarpment.

Location :
Albany County
City :
Altamont
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Wolf Creek Falls Preserve

Wolf Creek Falls Preserve offers waterfalls galore with baby to large falls to be discovered by following the waterfall signs.

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City :
Knox
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