Hudson Highlands Land Trust

The Hudson Highlands is a region of simple, yet dramatic beauty, astounding biodiversity, and major historical significance. HHLT is dedicated to conserving this remarkable region forever—please join us!

SnowflakeDon't Miss the 2nd Annual Philipstown
Winter Carnival, Sat, Feb 7

Philipstown Recreation Department, Hudson Highlands Land Trust (HHLT) and Friends of Philipstown Recreation have lots of fun, free activities planned for the 2nd Annual Philipstown Winter Carnival this Saturday, Feb. 7, from noon to 5:00pm. And, plan to kick off your festive weekend on Friday, Feb. 6, on Cold Spring's Main Street during the Chamber of Commerce's First Friday celebration. Here's a list of activities happening on First Friday.

Girl sledding
Photo: (c) Christine Ashburn

The carnival is a two-site event, with free family-friendly activities occurring at the Philipstown Recreation Center (107 Glenclyffe Dr.) and Winter Hill* (20 Nazareth Way), both in Garrison. Parking is available at both sites, with overflow parking at the Garrison School.  A free shuttle bus will provide continuous transportation between the two locations and Garrison School. Food from B&L Deli and beverages (we will be serving Go Go Pops coffee!) will be available for purchase at both sites.

Planned activities include ice skating, ice sculpture demonstration, snow golf, sledding, snowshoe demonstration and lessons, music, arts and crafts, and a few surprises. The Carnival will culminate at the Philipstown Recreation Center where there will be a raffle drawing, the closing of the silent auction of snowflake sculptures (you can visit the Winter Carnival FaceBook page to view these beautiful sculptures by local artists), and an indoor screening of Jim Henson's Labyrinth by the Cold Spring Film Society. Activities will be adjusted according to the day's weather conditions.

For more information, visit the Winter Carnival's FaceBook page.

*Winter Hill site closes at 4:00pm.

If you love someone who loves the highlands. . . we have the perfect gift! 

Book photo

Still shopping for Valentine's Day? Your search is over! Connecting: Celebrating the People and Places of the Hudson Highlands is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the Hudson Highlands. And, your purchase directly supports HHLT's work, ensuring that future generations will enjoy connections to the special places photographed in this beautiful book, just as we do now. It is truly the gift that gives twice! Priced at $85/book, it is available at Boscobel, Garrison Cafe, Putnam History Museum, Jones Farm, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and Storm King Adventure Tours or at HHLT's online store.

Signed Copies Available for a Limited Time
A limited supply of books signed by photographer Christine Ashburn is available at HHLT's office -- if you would like a signed copy, please act soon, these will only be available while they last. 


Discover 25 Treasures of the highlands: HHLT's 25th Anniversary Geocaching Adventure

Join the Hunt! Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting activity that uses GPS-enabled devices.  To find a treasure, hunters use GPS coordinates to locate the area in which the geocache container is hidden and then attempt to find it.  HHLT has created the 25 Treasures of the Highlands geocache series to celebrate the Hudson Highlands Land Trust's 25th Anniversary.

The 25 Treasures of the Highlands geocaches have all been placed to spotlight the region’s natural resources, history, and beauty.  Can you find them all?  First one to locate all 25 Treasures of the Highlands will receive a special prize!

Here's a printable list of coordinates and descriptions. You can also play along and interact with other geocachers on

A great way to ensure you know about all the activities and events we offer is to become a member. Membership is free and will guarantee that you receive invitations and announcements about everything that's going on at HHLT during this extra special year. Join now!



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The Hudson Highlands Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1989 under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of New York. A copy of our latest annual financial report may be obtained by writing to the Land Trust or to the NYS Attorney General's Office, Charities Bureau, Albany, NY 12231.


BBB Accredited Charity SealHudson Highlands Land Trust is an Accredited Better Business Bureau Charity Seal Holder, meeting its twenty Standards for Charity Accountability.