Guided Hike at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve

A scenic view of Skaneateles Lake

Photo: John Sutton


10:00 AM


Hinchcliff Family Preserve – town of Spafford


Please email to register, providing your name and email address. This trip is limited to 25 people.


Join the Finger Lakes Land Trust’s Director of Stewardship, Chris Olney, for a guided hike on the scenic Hinchcliff Family Preserve and its new mile-long connector trail to Vincent Hill Road and the High Vista Nature Preserve. Over the course of this 3.5-mile hike, Chris 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.

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