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Hinchcliff Family Preserve – town of Spafford
Join Finger Lakes Land Trust Executive Director Andy Zepp for a guided hike on the scenic Hinchcliff Family Preserve and its mile-long connector trail to the adjacent High Vista Nature Preserve. Over the course of this 3.5-mile hike, Andy will discuss the history of the preserve, the conservation significance of the Skaneateles Highlands, and information on the site’s natural history. The hike should last about two hours. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring binoculars if you have them.
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.