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Beattie Reserve

Our dedicated wilderness area — the Beattie Reserve — is only minutes from campus, and one of our most treasured areas.
Beattie Reserve wilderness area

About Beattie

All Wilderness Adventure participants spend the first and last nights of their trips here — first meeting their trip mates, and later reliving the amazing experiences they just shared. Students also use the area throughout the school year for outdoor education courses, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleeping out in the lean-to or yurt, and experiencing the low ropes challenge course.

A nature trail winds for about one mile through the woods and around the challenge course, and the remoteness offers opportunities for solitude and relaxation not easily found on campus.

The Yurt

Our yurt is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway any time of the year and comes fully equipped with a two-burner propane stove, bunk beds, a wood stove, and many other creature comforts. To reserve the yurt overnight, e-mail Roxanne Benson, rbenson@colgate.edu or call 228.7972.

Public Use

Friends of the Outdoor Education program can hike and camp on the land with permission from our office, but please contact us.

For more photos, check them out on flickr