Please respect the following guidelines while visiting any of the LGLC’s parks and preserves:

  • Follow current guidelines for safe recreation during the coronavirus pandemic. (click for PDF)
    • Stay Local: Choose trails and destinations close to home.
    • Be Safe: Avoid crowds and groups; keep a distance of 6 feet or more from others on the trail.
    • Be Ready: Move quickly through parking lots, scenic areas; if crowded choose a different trail or time to visit.
    • Stay Home: If you’re not feeling well, stay home.
  • All properties* are open year-round, dawn to dusk. (*During the coronavirus pandemic some properties may be closed to minimize exposure risk and environmental damage from overuse. Please see preserve pages for details.)
  • Please stay on the marked trails.
  • Please be courteous of other preserve guests.
  • No removal of plants or animals without permission. The LGLC allows hunting by permit only. Please call 518-644-9673 or email for information. Please use caution when hiking during hunting seasons – wear bright colors and hike in groups. Hunters – please be aware of hikers and hunt away from trails. Please follow NYS DEC’s Hunting Safety Rules. Click here to go to NYS DEC’s Hunting website.
  • No camping, littering or fires.
  • Motorized or non-motorized recreational vehicles are NOT allowed.
  • Leashed dogs are permitted, but please clean up after your dog. Do not leave plastic dog waste bags on site.
  • Please park only in the designated area.
  • To report trail damage or maintenance issues, please email or call 518-644-9673.


For properties owned by the NYS DEC, the following rules apply: