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Dead Man's Hollow

Allegheny Land Trust - Dead Man's Hollow
Dead Man's Hollow Conservation Area across the
Youghiogheny River from Versailles, PA.

The Wildlife Preserve at Dead Man’s Hollow encompasses 440 acres of highly significant wildlife habitat in Lincoln and Liberty Boroughs.  The Preserve is the largest privately protected conservation area in Allegheny County.

The main access point to Dead Man’s Hollow is from the Great Allegheny Passage, 1/2 mile downstream from the Boston Bridge.  The property features trails, benches, a pond and the ruins of a ceramic tile factory.  Local school groups and the Audubon Society use the area for educational programs.  More information about the history and lore of Deadman’s Hollow can be found at

Allegheny Land Trust has a color brochure describing the evolution of Dead Man’s Hollow from a less-than-pristine industrial center to a wild place that provides recreational and educational opportunities for the public.  You may download download the brochure (880KB PDF) or request one by mail by sending email to or calling the Trust at 412-741-2750.

New item.On April 23rd, Allegheny Land Trust, working with Pashek & Associates, held the first of several public meetings to gather input for a management plan to enhance the unique assets of the Dead Man’s Hollow Conservation Area.  During the meeting, this PowerPoint presentation (19.3MB) was used to explain the planning process that will be used and the goals ALT has for this property.  This presentation also contains an analysis of the site and an inventory of its existing trails and vegetation.

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