Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary


The trails of Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary weave through a quiet forest and offer great views of the Onesquethaw Creek and glimpses of some of the area's more unique geologies. The preserve features one of MHLC’s largest trail systems and is great for walking, jogging, and cross-country skiing over mild terrain. If you want a relaxing day on the creek, bring your NYS Fishing license and try for the trout in the creek. This is a must-visit place for families and nature lovers alike!

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Trail Length

3.5 miles

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This 134-acre sanctuary was the former estate of University at Albany Professor Dr. Robert Rienow and his wife Leona Train Rienow, an accomplished writer. Passionate about nature, the Rienows allowed the forest on this once open farmland property to regenerate. Upon Dr. Rienow’s death in 1989, the sanctuary was bequeathed to Audubon International for use as a public preserve and served as the organization’s headquarters until 2013. In January of 2020, Audubon International transferred ownership of Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary to the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy.

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