Drowned Lands Swamp boasts 1.5 miles of trails on 114 acres of land, and 2 of those trails have distinct terrain and ecology.  You can visit a 350-foot knoll with expansive views of not only the swamp, but also surrounding protected farmland.  This Public Conservation area includes a portion of the Drowned Land Swamp ecosystem, one of the largest wetland complexes in southeastern New York.

In 1995, the Salisbury Bank and Trust Company of Connecticut generously donated approximately 100 acres of land to CLC, establishing what is now Drowned Lands Swamp.  CLC enlarged the area in 2000 through an additional acquisition.  Local folklore includes tales of stills operating during prohibition, either on the property or across the road.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read our Master Plan for the site, or download the informational brochure.

DIRECTIONS

From the north follow Route 22 South through Hillsdale and Copake. Turn right onto County Route 3 and follow it as it bends to the left. Proceed past Wiltsie Bridge Road and Blodget Road. The entrance is just past the Punch Brook on the left.
From Route 82 travel east into Ancram. Proceed past the intersection of Routes 7 and 82. Take the next left onto Wiltsie Bridge Road. Turn right onto County Route 3 and follow it as it bends to the left. Proceed past Wiltsie Bridge Road and Blodget Road. The entrance is just past the Punch Brook on the left.

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