Ways to get involved

Explore the Highlands

Enjoy the outdoors by visiting properties throughout the Highlands region that have been protected in perpetuity to conserve land for humans and wildlife. Several of these properties are adjacent to or part of larger land parcels that were previously preserved. 

Many of the properties that have been protected with the assistance of the Highlands Conservation Act grant program offer public access for passive recreational use such as hiking, bird watching, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, dog walking, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, wildlife watching or meditation. Please check that certain activities are available at each location before planning your trip.

  • Housatonic State Forest
  • Towner Hill Preserve
  • Ethel Walker Woods
  • Pine Mountain Preserve
  • Ehrich Woods
  • East Kent Hamlet Nature Preserve
  • Benton Hill Preserve
  • West Aspetuck Scenic Wetlands Preserve
  • Cheryl Cadman Evans Preserve
  • Deer Hill
  • NW CT Land Conservancy
  • Skiff Mountain Preserves
  • North Pond
  • Wolf Hill
  • Furnace Brook Preserve
  • Paugnut State Forest 
  • Red Mountain Preserve
New York
  • Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area
  • Sterling Forest State Park
  • Harriman State Park
  • Hudson Highlands State Park
  • Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve
  • Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
  • Schunnemunk State Park
  • Sterling Forest
  • Harriman State Park
New Jersey 
  • Norvin Green State Forest
  • Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area
  • Sweet Hollow Preserve
  • Gravel Hill Preserve
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park
  • Thomas F. Breden Preserve at Milford Bluffs
  • Hickory Run Wildlife Management Area
  • Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management Area
  • William Penn State Forest
  • French Creek State Park
  • Marsh Creek State Park
  • William Penn State Forest
  • Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center State Park
  • Nockamixon State Park
  • Gibraltar Forest
  • Killian Woods / Hopewell Big Woods / Pennsylvania Forest District 17