Places We Protect

Hannacroix Ravine

New York

Closeup of a bunch of round lobed light purple hepatica wildflowers.
Closeup at Hannacroix A view of light purple hepatica wildflowers. © Alden Warner

Visit 100-year-old hemlock trees and vibrant spring wildflowers.



The Hannacroix Creek has a ravine where you can see magnificent old trees and a wide variety of wildflowers.

There are a number of 100-year-old hemlocks along the creek. Other trees, most common in the area west of the creek, include beech, yellow birch, basswood, red oak, sugar maple and red pine.

In the spring, visitors often find a brilliant display of wildflowers, including columbine, hepatica, Dutchman’s breeches and bloodroot.

See if you can find one of our favorite gems, Slide Rock Falls.




100-year old Hemlocks. Wildflowers including columbine, hepatica, Dutchman’s breeches and bloodroot. On June 21st and 22nd, 2022, Hannacroix Preserve will host a chainsaw training for staff. The preserve will remain open during this training.


415 acres

Explore our work in this region

Crossing several small streams and winding through a variety of woodland habitats, the 2.5 mile long orange-marked trail at Hannacroix Ravine Preserve has a few steep climbs.

Note: Be sure to wear appropriate footgear, especially in the Spring or after a rainy period. Allow 90 minutes to complete the circuit.

Before you visit, download a trail map.

This 415-acre preserve is located in New Scotland and Berne, within Albany County, NY.

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