Photo by Aponi Aerial ServiceĀ 

Preserve Overview

Glenview offers views of Whiteface Mountain and the McKenzie Range above meadow, forest, and bog on 238 acres located five miles north of Saranac Lake. Scroll through the timeline below for a glimpse of our stewardship, partnership, and management activities here, including the planning process for public access. Please note that Glenview is closed to the public at this time.

2023
Many Voices Shape Glenview Plans
mowing the grass

Through an in-person event and an online survey, more people share their ideas and feedback on conceptual plans for public access to Glenview.

2022
Community Engagement
Misty mountains

Community members attend an information session at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake to share their input on public access for the use and enjoyment of Glenview.

Photo by Kathy Woughter
Outreach Begins
Wild flowers blooming

The Adirondack Land Trust contracts Saratoga Associates, a Saratoga Springs firm that specializes in landscape design and community engagement, to guide the outreach and planning process.

Many Hands
Person picking ferns

Volunteers do essential work at Glenview, and in summer 2022 they removed 360 pounds debris. Jon Kislin (above) took home a license plate from 1934 as a keepsake.

Photo by Becca Halter
Bird’s Eye View
birdhouse and flowers

Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship Manager Derek Rogers leads a bird walk at Glenview, where the mix of grasslands and boreal forest welcomes a wide range of species.

Scientists in the Field
Steve Langdon installs a bioacoustic monitor

Ecologist Steve Langdon installs a bioacoustic monitor at Glenview. These recording devices pick up morning birdsongs during migration and breeding season, information that will help Langdon understand the low-elevation boreal system.

Photo by Mary Thill
Art Inspired by the Outdoors
landscape painting

Artist Sandra Hildreth visited Glenview for plein air painting, a method where artists leave the studio to paint in the outdoors.

Photo by Mary Thill
2021
Stewardship Takes Flight
someone launching a drone

Stewardship staff regularly visit conservation sites to monitor conditions. Here, Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Specialist Becca Halter uses a drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, to check in on the property from the air.

New Employees Join the Adirondack Land Trust
Group in a field

As new employees join the Adirondack Land Trust, they visit Glenview to see the land and gain experience that will inform their work.

2020
Pollinators Welcome
people raking a field

Several months later, staff and volunteers return to rake and seed the pollinator habitat plot.

Meeting the Neighbors
people watching a presentation

Residents of Harrietstown Hill, the neighborhood around Glenview, meet with Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Specialist Becca Halter to learn more about the project.

Photo by Mary Thill
Volunteers Enhance Habitat
People covering weeds with a tarp

Adirondack Land Trust staff and volunteers prepare a plot for pollinator habitat by covering soil with plastic. This process, called solarization, uses the sun’s warmth to kill pests and weeds.

Photo by John DiGiacomo
2019
Hands-On Education
Zackary Yauger Matthew Arena with chainsaws

Paul Smith’s College students Zackary Yauger and Matthew Arena help thin trees to maintain views of the McKenzie Range.

Photo by Mary Thill
2018
Land Management Activities
Sugar shack in spring

Glenview is managed to facilitate maple syrup production, maintain the scenic vista, conserve pollinator and wildlife habitat, and protect water quality.

Photo by John DiGiacomo
2017
Conservation Planning
People collecting data in the field

The Adirondack Land Trust completes assessment and documentation of habitats and other natural features.

Photo by Mary Thill

2016
Iconic Harrietstown Vista Protected
Sunset in Autumn

The Adirondack Land Trust purchases Glenview Farm in Franklin County, a 238-acre property known for sweeping views.

A Closer Look at Glenview
areal shot of a field hills and lake

Take a peek at the Glenview landscape.

2023
Active Vista Management
Field in the process of being mowed with scenic mountains in the distance.

Fields were mowed at Glenview to maintain the open view. If left alone, trees and shrubs would continue to grow and eventually obscure the view. Mowing made possible in part through a grant from the Ellen Lea Paine Nature Awareness Fund of the Adirondack Garden Club.

Warbler Research
Penn State researcher with a common yellowthroat warbler.

Glenview serves as a living lab for bird researchers.

Many Voices Shape Glenview Plans
mowing the grass

Through an in-person event and an online survey, more people share their ideas and feedback on conceptual plans for public access to Glenview.

2022
Community Engagement
Misty mountains

Community members attend an information session at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake to share their input on public access for the use and enjoyment of Glenview.

Photo by Kathy Woughter
Outreach Expands
Wild flowers blooming

The Adirondack Land Trust contracts Saratoga Associates, a Saratoga Springs firm that specializes in landscape design and community engagement, to guide the outreach and planning process.

Many Hands
Person picking ferns

Volunteers do essential work at Glenview, and in summer 2022 they removed 360 pounds debris. Jon Kislin (above) took home a license plate from 1934 as a keepsake.

Photo by Becca Halter
Bird’s Eye View
Bird’s Eye View

Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship Manager Derek Rogers leads a bird walk at Glenview, where the mix of grasslands and boreal forest welcomes a wide range of species.

Scientists in the Field
Steve Langdon installs a bioacoustic monitor

Ecologist Steve Langdon installs a bioacoustic monitor at Glenview. These recording devices pick up morning birdsongs during migration and breeding season, information that will help Langdon understand the low-elevation boreal system.

Photo by Mary Thill
Art Inspired by the Outdoors
landscape painting

Artist Sandra Hildreth made a special visit to Glenview for plein air painting, a method where artists leave the studio to paint in the outdoors.

Photo by Mary Thill
2021
Stewardship Takes Flight
someone launching a drone

Stewardship staff regularly visit conservation sites to monitor conditions. Here, Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Manager Becca Halter uses a drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, to check in on the property from the air.

Knowing the Land
Group in a field

As part of their orientation, new staff gain experience at Glenview that informs their work at this site and across the Adirondacks.

2020
Pollinators Welcome
people raking a field

Staff and volunteers rake and seed the pollinator habitat plot.

Watching Wildlife
Bull moose walking into the video frame.

Stewardship staff work with volunteers to monitor wildlife activity using remote sensing trail cameras.

Meeting the Neighbors
people watching a presentation

Residents of Harrietstown Hill, the neighborhood around Glenview, meet with Adirondack Land Trust Stewardship & GIS Manager Becca Halter to learn more about the project.

Photo by Mary Thill
Volunteers Enhance Habitat
People covering weeds with a tarp

Adirondack Land Trust staff and volunteers prepare a plot for pollinator habitat by covering soil with plastic. This process, called solarization, uses the sun’s warmth to kill pests and weeds.

Photo by John DiGiacomo
2019
Hands-On Education
Zackary Yauger Matthew Arena with chainsaws

Paul Smith’s College students Zackary Yauger and Matthew Arena help thin trees and remove brush from the fields to maintain views of the McKenzie Range.

Photo by Mary Thill
2018
Land Management Activities
Blue tap lines on maple trees.

Glenview is managed to facilitate maple syrup production, maintain the scenic vista, conserve pollinator and wildlife habitat, and protect water quality.

Photo by John DiGiacomo
2017
Conservation Planning
People collecting data in the field

The Adirondack Land Trust completes assessment and documentation of habitats and other natural features.

Photo by Mary Thill

2016
A Closer Look at Glenview
areal shot of a field hills and lake

Take a peek at the Glenview landscape.

Iconic Harrietstown Vista Protected
Sunset in Autumn

The Adirondack Land Trust purchases Glenview in Franklin County, a 238-acre property known for sweeping views.