30 for 30: Anniversary Hike at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve

Photo: John Sutton

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)


10:00 AM
This hike will leave promptly at 10 AM from the parking area.


Hinchcliff Family Preserve—town of Spafford


No registration required.


Executive Director Andy Zepp will lead participants on a 3.4 mile hike through the 206-acre Hinchcliff Family Preserve which peers over the eastern shore of Skaneateles Lake offering impressive vistas, diverse habitats, and a unique window onto the human history and changing natural landscape of the property. Andy will discuss the history of the preserve and the Land Trust’s role in acquiring it as well as its flora and fauna. This walk will involve some limited steep climbs.


The Hinchcliff Family Preserve lies at the end of Covey Road off Route 41 in Spafford, Onondaga County. From Skaneateles, take Route 41 south for 14 miles, then turn right onto Covey Road. The preserve’s parking lot lies at the end of the road. From Ithaca or Cortland, take Route 13 north to Route 281 north, then take a left onto Route 41 north in Homer. Stay on Route 41 north for about 11 miles, then take a left onto Covey Road to the preserve.


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.

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