Redwood Hill Preserve

Redwood Hill Preserve

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Redwood, NY
# of Trails
Miles of Trails
Level of Difficulty
Easy, ADA
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44.30481, -75.7968

Connect with nature

  • Accessibility
  • Bird Watching
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Walking & Hiking

Visitors can enjoy a spectacular view of Butterfield Lake from atop the dramatic bluff on the Redwood Hill Preserve. Densely wooded in a mix of hardwoods and white pines, the Preserve offers the perfect opportunity for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts to get outdoors all year long.

The Beatrice Rosamond All-Access Trail was completed in 2019 and features our Trailside Learning Center, our Butterfield Lake Overlook Deck, and a composting toilet. The trail is open year-round and allows an unparalleled opportunity to the public including those who use wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or other mobility devices to access and connect with nature.

The trail was made possible by a gift from former IRLC Board member Dani Baker, grant funding from NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Northern NY Community Foundation.

The Seven Oaks Trail begins near the far end of The Beatrice Rosamond Trail and passes by several very large White Oak trees. At one point this area was open pasture and these trees were likely used as shade trees for livestock. Watch for wildlife along this section of trail! White-tailed deer, Ruffed Grouse, and Pileated Woodpeckers are common.

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Sneak a Peak at our beautiful, handbuilt trailside learning classroom which hosts lecturers, kids' nature camps, and community events. Plus, preview the Seven Oaks Trail.

Upcoming Improvements

IRLC is planning to add a new trail segment to this preserve in the next year! Stay tuned to learn more about our exciting project.

walking wooded trail
Sandy Hillback


The Redwood Hill Preserve was established in 2014 thanks to the generosity of Elliott and Marjorie Hillback, who donated the 51 acres to provide a place for environmental education and public recreation programs.

Walking trails overlooking Butterfield Lake were created to allow access to this woodland, and, in 2016, the Trailside Learning Center was designed and constructed by IRLC Board member Richard Edgar with generous help from volunteers.

two kids hugging a large tree

Explore IRLC Preserves

With five public preserves across three counties, adventure awaits you.

Indian River Lakes Conservancy (IRLC) carefully stewards the land and water to preserve the natural character of the region, with a focus on protecting clean water, fish and wildlife, and the scenic vistas along the shores of the lakes and the Indian River. Encounter the beauty of Indian River Lakes at a preserve near you!

Other Public Access Areas

While you’re in the Indian River Lakes Region, be sure to visit some of the other public access areas nearby!

These trails and open spaces are not owned or managed by the Indian River Lakes Conservancy, but each offers unique opportunities to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors in this beautiful region.

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