The Woodstock Land Conservancy's Sloan Gorge Preserve opened to the public in June 2007. Located at the foot of Overlook Mountain on the Woodstock-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 interpretive “geology trail” in the area. Read more about Sloan Gorge in the article by Robert Titus in the Spring 2007 issue of Kaatskill Life.
Directions to Sloan Gorge. From the center of Woodstock, take Rock City Road .6 mile, then turn right on Glasco Turnpike. Go 1.7 mi and then turn left on West Saugerties Rd. After 1.1 mi, turn right on Goat Hill Rd. Bear right at the corner again for .1 mi to Stoll Rd. Turn left on Stoll Road. After .2 mi you’ll see the WLC kiosk on the left. Please park only in the Sloan Gorge parking lot. View map here. Sloan_Gorge_Geology_trail.pdf
Birding at Sloan Gorge. Photo by Sonya Shoptaugh.