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.
Houghton Land Preserve—town of Corning
No registration required.
Senior Field Representative Kris West will lead participants on a 1.4-mile hike through this hilltop preserve located just minutes from downtown Corning. The preserve is a gift from Jamie and Maisie Houghton, who gave their 194-acre property to the Land Trust in 2016 to create a new nature preserve. Jamie is the retired Chairman of the Board of Corning Incorporated, a company founded by his great-great grandfather in 1851. Kris will discuss the history of the preserve as well as its flora and fauna.
From Rte 352/Denison Parkway in downtown Corning, turn south onto Chemung Street. Take Chemung Street to Spencer Hill Road and drive about 2 miles to the preserve entrance on your right. From Corning Community College, take Marland Road and continue on Spencer Hill Road toward downtown Corning. Drive about 1/4 mile to the preserve entrance on your left.
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.