The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) welcomes you to the Greenport Conservation Area in Hudson, NY.
The Greenport Conservation Area features seven miles of easy walking trails, including an Access-for-All wheelchair-friendly path. The property covers over 736-acre with various ecological systems, including meadows, shrublands, forests, and freshwater tidal marshes.
This audio walking tour covers the a thirteen-site route beginning at Joslen Boulevard. The site is a popular destination for walking, biking, birdwatching, and picnicking. In the winter, you can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing.
As you enjoy an easy hike in nature, this audio tour will tell you how the site has been influenced by past land use such as agriculture, clay mining, and brick making, and natural systems such as flooding. Keep your eyes out for monarch butterflies and marsh birds like the great blue heron. Then, enjoy a stop along the Hudson River for stunning views of the Catskills Mountains.
CLC worked with the Open Space Institute (OSI) to establish the Greenport Conservation Area. In 1992, OSI purchased the original 400 acres, which had been actively farmed for hay, corn, and dairy production. The property was enlarged through additional acquisitions by OSI and was conveyed to CLC in 2013. Tour Sponsors
This tour is presented by the nonprofit land trust, The Columbia Land Conservancy
(CLC). The CLC works to conserve the farmland, forests, wildlife habitat, and rural character of Chatham and Columbia County, New York. They strive to strengthen the connections between people and the land.
Since its founding in 1986, the Columbia Land Conservancy has collaborated with partners to preserve the County’s vibrant rural character. It has conserved more than 30,000 acres of farmland, forests, and wildlife habitat to ensure clean air and water, healthy ecosystems, a strong agricultural sector, and a rich variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.
CLC cultivates connection to the land by providing outdoor and education activities
at 10 Public Conservation Areas
, supporting agriculture by ensuring prime farmland continues to be available to the next generation of farmers, and promoting land protection and smart land use planning.Find More Tours Near You
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, High Falls
, Overmountain Gazebo
, Siegel-Kline Kill
, Drowned Lands Swamp
, and Hand Hollow
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