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OSI Acquires Property Next To Minnewaska

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

Dozens of acres of undeveloped land are expected to be added to a state preserve in Ulster County.

The Open Space Institute has acquired 75 acres of rugged, undeveloped property bordering Minnewaska State Park Preserve. The property, which had been owned for decades by the Schneller family, is on the southeastern boundary of the Sam’s Point section of the preserve. The late Alfred Schneller purchased the property in the 1970s. He was a World War II veteran who became a conservation officer for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and it was his wish that the land become part of a larger protected area for the public to enjoy.