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.
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.
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.
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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