Vosburgh Swamp is a 290-acre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Greene County, NY comprised of forested uplands, tidal forested wetlands, tidal marsh, and small areas of freshwater wetlands. The area also features accessible waterfowl viewing and hunting blinds, multiple trails, and public parking. It was acquired by the State of New York from Scenic Hudson in 2012 and 2015.
This area is an important feature of the Hudson River Estuary. There are several unique ecological communities to explore and a great variety of wildlife species to view. Located along the Hudson River, this property provides a great viewing opportunity for a variety of songbirds, marsh birds, raptors, and waterfowl. (Check out some of the most recent sightings on eBird and use Merlin to help identify species.)
Portions of the WMA can be accessed by boat from the Hudson River, but the best access is provided from 3 separate parking areas on Four Mile Point Rd. The north parking area has a trail that leads south toward the western shore of Vosburgh Swamp. The middle parking area provides access to the accessible hunting/viewing blind located on the eastern shore of the swamp. The southern parking area provides access to a foot trail that runs along the eastern shore of Vosburgh Swamp, and can also be used by people wanting to fish along the Hudson River shoreline.
There is also a small parking area on State Route 385 that provides access to the west side of the WMA.
Photo of Vosburgh Swamp provided by DEC.