New York

Hannacroix Ravine

The Hannacroix Creek has a ravine where you can see some magnificent old trees and many kinds of wildflowers.

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, please see our Visitation Guidelines and download a tail map.

There are some 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.

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

  • Take Route 443 (Delaware Avenue) to Clarksville.
  • About a half mile beyond Clarksville, turn left on Cass Hill Road (just beyond the turn for County 312).
  • Continue on Cass Road for 1.9 miles.
  • Entrance and parking are located on the left.

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