Top of the World – Protected!


Painting by Bob Lynk

MHLC is thrilled to announce the conservation of this signature three-state view in Rensselaerville. The Bolotsky Family donated a conservation easement covering 120 acres to preserve this magnificent view, a spot cherished by artists and photographers. The project also builds a protected corridor between the Rensselaerville State Forest and an existing conservation easement held by the Open Space Institute.



The Open Space Institute partnered with MHLC on this project and is providing financial support
for the long term stewardship of the land.

rennselaerville road

In addition to protecting scenic views, the easement also links conservation lands. The project fits well into a larger vision of creating an extensive conservation corridor across the Helderberg Escarpment, not only preserving scenic views, but also wildlife habitat, clean air and water and recreational opportunities.

blosty house

The Bolotsky family has enjoyed spending time in this wonderful location for many years. They have lovingly restored and maintained the 1789 farmhouse on this former dairy farm. The property consists of three parcels with extensive frontage on two County roads.

blotsky tree

The easement will restrict any future development to areas well below the scenic views of the property, keeping the windswept views across the fields available for future generations to enjoy. Agricultural uses and forestry activities remain available under the terms of the easement.

bolotsky connections

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