LGLC Nature Preserves
LGLC’s nature preserves are open to the public from dawn to dusk year-round for educational, scientific and passive recreational pursuits, such as hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,
and birdwatching. Trail maps
can be downloaded from this website (see individual preserve pages) and are available at the preserve kiosks or
by request. Guided hikes at our preserves are
scheduled throughout the year; see our
events page for a listing for 2012.
Preserve use guidelines:
- Please stay on the marked trails.
- Please be courteous of other preserve guests.
- No removal of plants or animals without permission.
- No camping, littering or fires.
- Motorized or non-motorized recreational vehicles are NOT allowed on any preserves
(exception: Berry Pond has designated snowmobile trails maintained by the
South Warren Snowmobile Club. Please
contact them for
- Leashed dogs are permitted except at Berry Pond and at the Gull Bay Preserve due to its
ecological sensitivity. Please pick up after your dog.
- Please park only in the preserve’s designated areas. If all spaces are full, please reschedule your visit. Do not park on neighboring properties.
HUNTING: LGLC permits hunting at Berry Pond Preserve, Cat and
Thomas Mts. Preserve, Gull Bay Preserve and the Last Great Shoreline. NO hunting
is permitted at Cook Mt. Preserve, the Lynn LaMontagne Schumann Preserve at
Pilot Knob and Lichen Ledge. Please use caution when hiking on Preserves that
allow hunting - wear bright colors and hike in groups. Hunters - please be aware
of hikers and hunt away from trails. Thank you.
Lichen Ledge is open to the public by appointment. Please
contact us if you would like to visit this
Check out some local blogs and reviews of our trails! Let us know if you have
other favorite information sites.
Skier & Hiker Blog - Thomas Mt. review
Adirondack Mountain Club, Glens
Falls-Saratoga Chapter - Outings Reviews
Adirondack.net - hiking
guide for Lake George and the Adirondacks; review of Cat Mt.