In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Land Trust is hosting 10 hikes led by knowledgeable staff covering a total of 30 miles. Join us for one event, or attend all and hike 30 miles for 30 years! You can also complete the hike series on your own. Hikers who complete the 30 miles will receive a special gift from the Land Trust. Download a trail map here (PDF).
Roy H. Park Preserve (north entrance)—town of Dryden
No registration required.
Director of Conservation Max Heitner and Land Conservation Support Specialist Gretchen Salm will lead participants on a 2.3-mile hike through the northern section of the Roy H. Park Preserve and into Hammond Hill State Forest. In this section of the preserve, Six Mile Creek meanders through an extensive open wetland complex where there is intermittent beaver activity. Max and Gretchen will discuss the history of the preserve and the Land Trust’s role in acquiring it, as well as its flora and fauna.
From Ithaca, take Rt. 13 North towards Dryden. Go approx. 12 miles and turn right on Irish Settlement Rd. Continue on Irish Settlement approx. 4 miles to find the NORTH parking area–where the boardwalk is–on the left (approx. 0.5 mile after Hammond Hill Rd).
Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain or shine. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates. Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.