Conservation Areas Overview

ALT protects land in Allegheny and Washington Counties. The majority of our green spaces are open to the public for a variety of recreational and educational uses. We have several featured properties that are often of most interest to people and are suited accordingly for regular visitors. These include: Sycamore Island, Wingfield Pines, Irwin Run, Dead Man’s Hollow, and Audubon Greenway.

Activities permitted on all ALT-owned lands include many types of passive recreation including hiking, bicycling, wildlife-watching, dog-walking, and canoeing. On some properties, ALT permits hunting in accordance with PA state game laws. On a few properties, horseback riding is permitted and you can often see horses on any given day taking a nice trail ride. To maintain a natural and balanced ecology, ALT does not permit motorized vehicles of any kind on its conservation areas.

Helpful hints to know before you go


Dawn to Dusk 365 days a year; exceptions may occur without notice.


There are no facilities on ALT lands, so be sure to plan appropriately; always remember to bring plenty of water.

Leash Your Dogs

Keeping your dog on a leash keeps other people, pets, and wildlife safe while enjoying our green spaces. Please pack a pick-up bag to scoop your dog’s waste and pack the waste out. If there’s an educational program running while you’re at a conservation area, please be sure to keep the dog leashed and away from the programming.

Know the Trail

Most ALT properties do NOT have detailed maps on site. Be sure to print out a property map before you go, or take along a friend who knows the area well.

Mind the Boundaries

We like our neighbors, and we want to respect their property lines. Please look out for our boundary markings.

Not Permitted

Camping, Fires, and Alcohol. These activities are not permitted on Allegheny Land Trust conservation areas without prior consent. If you have questions, please contact our staff.