Hand Hollow Conservation Area

As the days grow shorter it is getting harder to visit new hiking trails, there are only so many near by! The weather we had this last was so phenomenal I couldn’t help but get in the car after work and drive the 30 minutes out to Hand Hollow conservation area in New Lebanon.


The 3 miles of trails were silent and full of solitude, except for the chirping of birds and an occasional deer, bird, or squirrel. I didn’t see the beaver that lives in the lake, but I spotted his dam. The leaves are in full change and reflecting off the ponds magically.


Columbia county conservation areas are well generally maintained, quiet, and beautiful. I



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