Cayuga Lake's Bell Station Protected!

Photo: Photo: Bill Hecht

480 Acres of Lakeside Property, Once Planned for a Nuclear Plant, Now Conserved

The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) has acted on an unprecedented chance to protect land and water in the Cayuga Lake watershed north of Ithaca, New York!

The FLLT purchased the spectacular Bell Station site in Lansing that boasts 480 acres of wooded hillsides, extensive fields, and several small streams with cascading waterfalls. The effort has conserved over 3,400 feet of pristine shoreline and create a public recreation area, while an upland portion will be reserved for solar energy production!

The Bell Station property was the largest privately owned parcel of shoreline remaining in the Finger Lakes. It was originally acquired by New York State Electric & Gas for a nuclear power plant that was never built. The land is recognized as a priority project in New York State’s Open Space Plan and is specifically designated as “future public access conservation land” in the Town of Lansing Comprehensive Plan.

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