New Baltimore Conservancy

The New Baltimore Conservancy was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization serving the Town of New Baltimore. It is a membership organization of volunteers who serve the community in a variety of ways.  Upcoming events are posted elsewhere on this site and may include activities/projects like the following. The Conservancy

  • Maintains  three parcels of land of natural and historic value: the Hannacroix Creek Preserve (HCR), the Hudson River Interpretive Trail (HRIT), and the former Armstrong property on County route 61. These parcels, owned by the Open Space Institute, the Town of New Baltimore, and the Scenic Hudson Land Trust, respectively, include river and creek beds and banks, a freshwater tidal pool, marshes, upland wooded areas, and historic buildings and foundations.  The Conservancy builds and maintains trails, bridges, and walkways that provide walking access to the lands from parking areas on or contiguous to the properties.
  • Provides informational resources about the flora, fauna, and structures on the land, including occasional nature walks led by qualified naturalists or historians.
  • Monitors the presence in the river and creek of species at risk as part of NYS DEC's "citizen scientist" initiative. These activities involve students from local schools whenever possible.
  • Conducts the roadside clean up of the length of Route 144 through New Baltimore as well as the bank of the Hudson River through the HRIT. This activity takes place primarily in the spring in conjunction with the celebration of Earth Day.
  • Sponsors tours of historic homes and gardens, both in the hamlet and in the hills in the western part of the town.
  • Celebrates the Hudson River with an annual party in Cornell Park in the heart of the hamlet as well as kayak/canoe excursions – paddles. In addition to participating in the annual Hudson River Ramble in September, these excursions take place throughout the warm months.
  • Sponsors concerts that highlight local talent in historic and natural settings.
  • Offers educational programs that complement its mission and goals. Topics range from birds, wildflowers, and other flora/ and fauna to historic buildings and/or events.
  • Sponsors a variety of social events to bring the people of the town and surrounding area together to celebrate people, events, or places.
  • Honors a local student with a scholarship each spring.


Contact New Baltimore Conservancy

Janet Angelis
Board President
PO Box 322
New Baltimore, New York  12124-0322
Fax: (518) 436-3096


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • New York

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