Slate Hill, NY
The Land Trust’s first acquisition, this 60-acre nature preserve of open, rolling fields, woodlands and two ponds is open to the public year-round for walking, photography, birdwatching and fishing. This preserve has an abundance of wildlife. The ponds are home to beaver, heron, wood ducks, turtles, frogs and dragonflies. The fields are home to numerous bird species and one of the largest concentrations of butterflies in the northeast. Also found on this preserve is The Tadpole Trail, the Land Trust’s exploratory nature trail for children, consisting of a ¾ mile trail with seven outdoor learning stations.