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December 2019

We continue to maintain nearly 3.5 miles of trails around Hamilton, open to the public from dawn to dusk, on the three properties owned by SMHT: Leland Reserve on Preston Hill Road, Shapiro Reserve on Randallsville Road, and Gateway Reserve on Johnny Cake Hill Road.More=>

December 2018

We have improved the trail at the Schapiro Reserve on Randallsville Road with regular mowing we can now handle ourselves. A grant from the Mid-York Foundation allowed us to buy a trailer so board members can mow all the SMHT trails.  More=>

December 2017

In January, we closed on a donation to SMHT of 39 acres of open space just 1 mile south from the center of the Village of Hamilton on Randallsville Road. This property, named the Schapiro Reserve, has great potential for public trails and access to special historic features, namely: the West Branch Feeder of the Chenango Canal and the abandoned bed of the Ontario and Western Railroad. More=>

December 2016

We’ve made great progress of the Gateway Reserve property acquired in 2015, on the Conservation Easement on Brackett Woods, and on our growing partnerships locally and beyond. We expect to close this year on a donation of 39 acres of historic land to SMHT.  More=>

September 2015

The Gateway Reserve in the Town of Madison, one mile north of the Village of Hamilton, at the intersection of Lake Moraine Road and Johnny Cake Hill Road; a 4 acre parcel which was purchased with donor funds in 2013. More=>

August 2014

We’ve made great progress on our new property, the Gateway Reserve, on the Conservation Easement on the Brackett Woods, and on our growing partnerships locally and beyond. More=>

August 2013

The Gateway Reserve is a four acre parcel located at the junction of Johnny Cake Hill and West Lake Roads that will provide public access to the Madison Feeder of the Chenango Canal and a “gateway’ to a larger protected wetland.  More=>

April 2011

At this year’s Land Trust Logbby Day, sponsored in Albany by the Land Trust Alliance, SMHT was awarded two grants: one for $5000 to enhance Board of Director’s Leadership, and the other for $2000, to help build a wetlands trail on our beloved Leland Reserve. More=>

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