• Protecting Special Places

    For centuries people have been inspired by the splendor of our region. Many have made a life here. Protecting what you hold dear is what we do. WLC owns key lands and partners with area landowners who want their properties to stay as they are – as forests, farms, verdant meadows, and coursing streams.
  • Getting Outdoors

    First time in the Eastern Catskills? Visiting friends and family? Looking for some R&R after a busy week in the City? You’ve found your source for experiencing Woodstock and the Eastern Catskills. With fun outdoor events throughout the year you’re sure to find something great to do. And watch for our children's programs.
  • Addressing Climate Change

    Yes, the climate is changing. Over the past few years we've experienced rain, wind, heat, drought, and cold in historic proportions. We can’t change the weather but together we can make our Catskill communities more waterproof, windproof, and any-kind-of-weather proof for our children and grandchildren.
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Sloan Gorge Preserve

Located at the foot of Overlook Mountain near the Saugerties town line, the 88-acre Preserve is a treasure trove of mixed hardwood and coniferous forests, vernal pools, a seasonal stream, and bluestone quarries, and has the first self-guided geology trail in the area. (Download the trail guide)  pdf Learn more about Sloan Gorge from geologist Dr. Robert Titus. Click here for map


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Recommend a Place to Protect

We are always looking for suggestions about places to be protected for future generations to enjoy. If you know of such a place, contact us!

Ashokan Rail Trail

Ashokan Rail Trail

Longyear Farm Day 2019 save the date

The Ashokan Rail Trail can be accessed from any one of three Trailhead parking areas.
Woodstock Dike 
1285 Route 28, West Hurley
(Diagonally across NY-28 from the West Hurley Post Office)

Ashokan Station
3045 Route 28, Shokan
(Across NY-28 from Mountain Road in Shokan)

Boiceville Bridge
5080 Route 28A, Boiceville
(Across NY-28A from Cold Brook Road in Boiceville)

Click here for more information

Check out these recent articles about the Ashokan Rail Trail
The Ashokan Rail Trail is Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Trail of the Month
Ashokan Rail Trail offers health benefits along with scenic views
What it’s like to walk the new Ashokan Rail Trail