The Mawignack Preserve
The Mawignack Preserve, owned by Scenic Hudson and managed by the Greene Land Trust is one of our more recent projects. The 144-acre property on Snake Road in Catskill includes two miles of shoreline on the Catskill Creek, just upstream from the village of Catskill. The land also features a portion of the old rail bed from the historic Catskill Mountain Railway. This Preserve includes a one-mile trail open to the public. Parking is on Snake Road.
Visiting the Mawignack Preserve
The 144-acre Mawignack Preserve is located 0.7 miles down Snake Road in the Town of Catskill. The property is open dawn to dusk year round. Leashed dogs are welcome. A marked loop trail leads from the parking area down to meadow and along Catskill Creek.
A Virtual Tour of the Mawignack Preserve
This short video by Cynthia Putorti provides a virtual tour of the Mawignack Preserve.
Enjoy a lovely virtual hike while learning about the attributes of the Mawignack Preserve that make it so special and worthy of protection.
The video includes interviews with local exerts that describe the environmental significance of the property. It also includes fun and interesting information about the rich history of the property. Learn about early Native American settlers, European colonization, railroad development and Thomas Cole’s appreciation for the beauty of the place.