PLEASE NOTE: Stewart Preserve 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.
This 123-acre preserve was acquired in 1966 as a gift from Dorothy England. The England family owned the eastern portion of the preserve. The western portion was purchased by George Cooley who donated it to the Eastern New York Chapter. The preserve is named after Dorothy England’s son Stewart, who died in a logging accident on nearby Bearcat Mountain.
Farming took place on the preserve’s eastern portion through the 1920s and some logging and grazing continued on the western portion until about 1950.
Before you visit, download a trail map. When hiking, please wear sturdy shoes and bring a map, water, and snack and rain gear.