August 7, 2022
Hiking in the Hudson Valley is a satisfying outdoor activity any time of the year, and summer is no exception. The Columbia Land Conservancy operates 10 public conservation areas totaling 30 miles of trails with spectacular mountain or river views, some with waterfalls and woods, others with ponds, meadows and trails accessible to all. It’s the perfect time to challenge yourself with a hike – or maybe five, by taking the Hike Five Challenge sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy.
As a non-profit organization with nearly 1,000 donors, over 100 active volunteers and thousands of social media followers, CLC’s goal is to help people “connect with land,” said Rebecca Walker, CLC communications director. This involves protecting land from development, working with farmers, and providing people the opportunity to get outside and connect with nature through public programs and educational opportunities.