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.
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.)
Address: Parking areas on Rt. 9 and on Gale Hill Road, New Lebanon, NY
Website: Columbia Land Conservancy's Hand Hollow Conservation Area (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo credits: Columbia Land Conservancy
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