Hand Hollow Conservation Area

EASY 7 reviews

Hand Hollow Conservation Area is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near East Chatham, NY that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 40 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly





trail running


cross country skiing






walking, hiking, snowshoe trails as well as birding and fishing FEATURES Woodlands, meadows, a lake, two ponds, streams, and wetlands Active beavers and otters 3 miles of trail 433 acres Prime fishing access from Gale Hill Road

1 month ago

Pleasant spot for a relatively short, varied hike, with the option to extend your hike exploring all the side trails. The meadow portion of the trail is lovely and the view from the picnic tables overlooking the beaver pond is quintessential bucolic splendor.

**** There was a TON of bear scat along the main trail this August. Just something to be mindful but not afraid of. It's always a good idea to do a little bear encounter refresher.

1 month ago

Beautiful beaver pond! Lots of active beavers! We brought our puppy. Very Great Walk! Lots of benches

2 months ago

Nice trail with lots of benches here and there to take a break. Good scenery too. No problem for kids either.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Great trail! Very muddy after it rains thought

11 months ago

Very nice trails & leisure walk and benches along the trails and water.

2 years ago

We have hiked and snowshoed the trails in the preserve - always fun. We have also been treated to a variety of bird sightings and beavers along the way. Great trails for kids and a good place for an afternoon picnic.