The property is bordered to the north by Bear Swamp State Forest.
It is anticipated that the property will be formally opened to the public sometime in 2022.
Both the Finger Lakes Museum and Ganondagan State Historic Site exemplify the unique natural and cultural history of the Finger Lakes region.
The Land Trust acquired 139 acres, just east of Ithaca, in the town of Richford, Tioga County.
The property supports a diversity of wildlife including Bald Eagles and black bear, with the Palisades creating a dramatic backdrop.
The state budget includes historic investments in New York’s environment.
The Land Trust joins 342 accredited land trusts that demonstrate their commitment to professional excellence.