The Columbia Land Conservancy
(CLC) welcomes you to Siegel-Kline Kill Conservation Area in Columbia County, NY.
Columbia County is nestled between the Catskills and Berkshires along the Hudson River north of New York City (NYC).
This 55-acre site has 1.5 miles of trails leading through old hay fields and a mature floodplain forest right along the Kline Kill's edge.
Siegel-Kline Kill is named both after the Kline Kill that runs through the property and for the property's prior owners Bob and Susan Siegel. The property was originally party of an extensive dairy farm operation. The fields of Siegel-Kline Kill, with 25 acres of excellent agricultural soils, are transitioning to a native meadow habitat.
On this walking tour you will learn about the agricultural history of the property. How it was transformed from working fields into the nature preserve it is today.
As you hike along the route, you will learn about native and nonnative plants, pollinators, birds to keep an eye out for while you walk, and the importance of riparian corridors to the region's ecology.
This tour can be enjoyed year-round by people out hiking, dog-walking, trout fishing, cross-country skiing, and even sledding!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
If you enjoy this tour, check out all ten audio tours presented by The Columbia Land Conservancy: Overmountain Fox Hill
, High Falls
, Overmountain Gazebo
, Siegel-Kline Kill
, Drowned Lands Swamp
, and Hand Hollow
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