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Nature Quest at Overmountain

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New York 1 hour

Welcome

The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) welcomes you to Nature Quest at Overmountain Conservation Area located in Ancram, NY. The theme of this Nature Quest tour is birds. Overmountain Conservation Area is located in beautiful Columbia County, which is nestled between the Catskills and Berkshires along the Hudson River north of New York City. The entire Overmountain Conservation Area encompasses 1,700 acres, the largest of the Columbia Land Conservancy sites, and the equivalent of about 2,000 football fields. The property has three sections: Kite Hill, Round Ball Mountain, and Fox Hill and includes over ten miles of trails. During this quest, you'll head north from the Catalano Road parking area up the Kestrel Trail through grasslands and pastures. 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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