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Nature Quest at High Falls

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New York 1 hour


The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) welcomes you to Nature Quest at High Falls Conservation Area located in Philmont, NY, in beautiful Columbia County. High Falls is located in beautiful Columbia County, which is nestled between the Catskills and Berkshires along the Hudson River north of New York City. The theme of this Nature Quest tour is creek critters. This site includes one mile of trails that wind through hemlock forests along the Agawamuck Creek, or the “Creek of Many Fish” to the Mohicans. High Falls is home to the tallest waterfall in Columbia County! During this quest, you'll head east from the parking area along the Waterfall Way. Take your time and have fun! This audio tour is designed to be enjoyed at your own pace. It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge Public Conservation Areas are located on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, who are the Indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. This land is near the homelands of other Indigenous peoples and First Nations, including the Schaghticoke First Nations. Indigenous peoples continue efforts to reclaim and steward the land today. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.

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