Trail Conditions

Current Trail Conditions and Notable
Finds on Your Favorite MHLC Preserves

Before you set out on the trails, check this page for the latest news regarding the conditions at MHLC preserves, as well as trail highlights, hiking tips, and local wildlife notes and sightings!

If you’re a regular visitor, we recommend bookmarking this page.If you have a trail update to report, or would like to volunteer to help make these improvements happen, email or

Update: March 1, 2023

The eastern section of trail at the Normans Kill West Preserve will be closed to hikers as we mitigate muddy conditions and trees damaged by Emerald Ash Borer.


Signs are posted to designate the closed sections, please do not venture beyond these points. The remainder of the trail remains open as usual, and the nearby Normans Kill East Preserve offers an alternative loop hike. If you're looking for other options in the Delmar area, Swift, Touhey, Van Dyke, and Phillipin Kill Preserves, as well as the Rail Trail, are all excellent places to explore! 

Please report any trail issues by emailing, with photos and location details.

MHLC Preserves with plowed parking areas:

Note: Some preserves are not plowed immediately or even after 24 hours.

Bender Melon Farm Preserve (Hilton Barn parking area)
Bennett Hill Preserve
Bozen Kill Preserve
Fisher Trail
(Five Rivers trailhead on Fisher Blvd, access at Mason Lane is also plowed.)
Fox Preserve
Hollyhock Hollow Sanctuary
Holt Preserve
(winter access via Lower Copeland Hill Rd.)
Keleher Preserve
(winter access via Cass Hill-Gulf Hill Road ONLY)
Mosher Marsh Preserve
Normans Kill East Preserve  
Normans Kill West Preserve
Phillipin Kill Preserve
Strawberry Fields Nature Preserve
Swift Preserve
Touhey Family Preserve
Winn Preserve
Wolf Creek Falls Preserve