EXPLORE: OTHER CONSERVED PROPERTIES

OTHER CONSERVED PROPERTIES

Forestland on Mount Guardian
WLC’s protection of this scenic and ecological gem began in 2000 with the outright gift of two ridgeline parcels
totaling 18 acres. WLC has since added five more parcels, totaling nearly 90 acres. Besides safeguarding views of
one of Woodstock's most iconic ridgelines, this preserve meets habitat conservation goals, connecting valley
bottoms to mountainsides and peaks, creating habitat corridors for diverse or threatened natural species and
protecting Mt. Guardian's mixed hardwood and coniferous forest ecosystem and the critters that thrive there.

Sawkill Bend off West Ohayo Mountain Road (Bearsville)
Sawkill Bend off West Ohayo Mountain Road (Bearsville)
Donated to WLC in 2006, this 7-acre property features rugged woodland and sensitive Sawkill River streambanks.

Ludins Field, Chestnut Hill Road (Woodstock)
Ludin’s Field, Chestnut Hill Road (Woodstock)
First placed under easement and then given to WLC as an outright gift in 1995 by the renowned Woodstock artist
Eugene Ludins, this 6-acre property has an open meadow offering a direct view of Overlook Mountain.

Conservation Easements
*indicates public access

WLC has a total of 10 easements, notable among them the Town's beloved Comeau Property and a parcel on the Maverick Concerts site.

Comeau Property* (near Woodstock’s Village Green)
Placed under easement in 2009, this 76-acre property owned by the Town of Woodstock is the site of its municipal government offices. It offers open views, wooded and streamside trails, and is a popular destination for hiking, dog walking, soccer, wintertime sledding and enjoyment of nature. The Comeau Stewardship Advisory Committee, staffed by volunteers, works with the Town to maintain the trail system and monitor the property. Located at 95 Comeau Drive, west of the Village Green off Tinker Street/Route 212, Woodstock. Parking is available. Dogs are permitted on leash, and owners must clean up after them.

WLC Supported Lands
*indicates public access

Ashokan Rail Trail*
Opened in October 2019 to enthusiastic crowds, Ashokan Rail Trail offers spectacular views of the scenic and
forested north shorelands of the Ashokan Reservoir without fee or permit, for the first time in a century. The
11.5-mile rail trail was developed by Ulster County, with WLC’s support along with other stakeholders. (Through NYC DEP lands along the 38.6 mile former U&D rail corridor.) WLC has inaugurated with NY/NJ Trail Conference a highly-successful volunteer stewardship program for the Ashokan Rail Trail. Three trailheads with parking are located along Route 28. More info at ashokanrailtrail.com

Catskill Center’s Thorn Preserve*
This 60-acre preserve affords another dramatic view of Overlook Mountain and includes sweeping grassland habitat for birds, butterflies and pollinators, riparian forest, wetland and ponds, and also includes an apiary. Mowed walking paths are easily accessible. Thorn Preserve is operated in partnership with its owner, Catskill Center for Conservation and Development. Located at 55 John Joy Road in Woodstock. On-site parking is available. Follow signs on driveway.