Red Alert!

Photo: Jeff Katris

Watch Your Step: Young Red Newts on the Trail!

Meet the eastern red-spotted newt, lover of ponds and muddy forest floors.  In springtime, at Danby State Forest, you will find them walking the trails with you… so mind your footfalls as you go.

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Hanging Falls!

A Birdseye View of Carpenter Falls Unique Area

In your travels around the Finger Lakes, be sure to visit the western shores of Skaneateles Lake, where you will find Bahar Preserve and Carpenter Falls.  The Finger Lakes Land Trust conveyed 36 acres of these lands to New York State, creating the Carpenter Falls Unique Area, while the remaining 51 acres of land downstream toward the lake continue to be owned and managed as the Land Trust’s Bahar Nature Preserve.  The Land Trust has entered into a cooperative management agreement with the state, engaging volunteers to help take care of this special place.

To find other outdoor adventures near Carpenter Falls, see the interactive map.

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Chemung Fog & Sun

Photo: Bill Hecht

A Brilliant Autumn Day on the Chemung River

See this beautiful stretch of Chemung River between Bottcher’s Landing and Fitches Bridge as the classic morning fog burns off to reveal a stunning landscape of hillsides, farms, and forests, including conservation lands protected by the Finger Lakes Land Trust and other organizations.

To find other outdoor adventures near the Chemung River, such as the Steege Hill Nature Preserve, see the interactive map.

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Over the Boardwalk

Photo: Bill Hecht

Wetlands, Forest, and Fields at the Park Preserve

See the beautiful and diverse Roy H. Park Preserve in the upper watershed of Six Mile Creek, where the Finger Lakes Land Trust has undertaken a series of conservation projects to protect open space, habitat, and drinking water for the City of Ithaca.

To find other outdoor adventures near the Park Preserve, including the adjoining Hammond Hill State Forest, see the interactive map.

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Beavers & Biodiversity

Photo: Lang Elliott

Beavers at Work on the Lindsay-Parsons Preserve

See how beavers have shaped the wetlands at our biodiversity preserve south of Ithaca.

Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve is owned and managed by the Finger Lakes Land Trust as the world’s first temperate-zone preserve for research in biodiversity and chemical ecology.  Scientists and students at Cornell University have used the preserve to study the chemical interactions of organisms there.

Owing to the size and diversity of this preserve, it is ideal for use by area colleges and schools for different educational purposes.  In addition, the preserve may be used by the public for hiking, skiing, birding, and nature walks.  It also provides a place for quiet contemplation.

To find other outdoor adventures near Lindsay-Parsons, see the interactive map.

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Wesley in the West

Photo: Bill Hecht

See Wesley Hill Nature Preserve by Honeoye Lake

In the western Finger Lakes, bordering the northern rim of the immense Briggs Gully, Wesley Hill Nature Preserve offers miles of hiking and solitude.  Learn a little about the preserve in this short video from the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

To find other outdoor adventures near Wesley Hill, see the interactive map.

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Staghorns!

Photo: Bill Hecht

You Can Paddle to the Staghorn Cliffs on the Eastern Shore of Skaneateles Lake

Towering over the eastern shoreline of Skaneateles Lake are the Staghorn Cliffs, named for the ancient coral fossils found along the waterline.  The Finger Lakes Land Trust protects over 1,350 feet of the shoreline at its Cora Kampfe Dickinson Conservation Area, accessible only by boat.

To find other outdoor adventures near the Staghorn Cliffs, see the interactive map.

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Lick Brook Snow

Photo: FLLT

A Quiet Winter Morning on Lick Brook at Thayer Preserve

Beautiful Lick Brook, at the southern side of Ithaca, runs through two Finger Lakes Land Trust conservation areas.  Sweedler Preserve contains the dramatic gorge and high falls that many people have discovered off of Route 13 across from Robert Treman State Park.  Thayer Preserve, portrayed in this short winter vignette, connects to Buttermilk Falls State Park.

To find other outdoor adventures near Lick Brook, see the interactive map.

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Steege on Chemung

Photo: Bill Hecht

See Steege Hill High Above the Chemung River Valley

At 793 acres of conserved land, Steege Hill Nature Preserve offers miles of forested hiking trails and plenty of solitude.  See Steege Hill in early fall colors and learn a little about the history in this short by the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

To find other outdoor adventures near Steege Hill, see the interactive map.

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Drinking Water!

Photo: FLLT

Where does your drinking water come from?

If you live or work in the City of Ithaca, your drinking water comes from beautiful Six Mile Creek.  The Finger Lakes Land Trust has recently undertaken the Six Mile Creek Protection Project to permanently secure 12,000 feet of shoreline on land that connects to the Roy H. Park Preserve, Hammond Hill State Forest, and other conserved lands.

Where does YOUR drinking water come from?

Did you know that the 11 Finger Lakes provide drinking water for over 1 million people?

Did you know that there are persistent and documented threats to drinking water quality in the Finger Lakes region?

Learn more about drinking water and how we can protect it in our regional conservation agenda, Lakes, Farms, and Forests Forever.

 

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