PLEASE NOTE: Denton Sanctuary is open during hunting season (Oct 1 - Dec 22). Written permission is required to hunt on Conservancy lands. To learn about our hunting program or to obtain permission to hunt, please visit our New York hunting information page.
Located on a historically important transportation corridor, this preserve borders the Hudson River on the west and contains stretches of an abandoned canal and an old electric trolley line.
Originally the site was part of a land patent granted in 1732 to William Kettlehuyn, a merchant, and Cornelius Cuyler, a yeoman, both from Albany. They claimed they bought the land from the Indians. Today, the land is mostly wooded, but an open area marks the location of shale mining operations, which continued into the 1970s.