Talks & Treks: Nature Sketching at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve

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10:00 AM-12:00 PM


Hinchcliff Family Preserve–town of Spafford, Onondaga County


Registration will open on June 13. This trip is limited to 15 people.


Join the Finger Lakes Land Trust at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve for a morning of nature sketching with Robert McNamara. Bob is an accomplished Finger Lakes wildlife artist and naturalist, who has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally. He also designs interpretive panels for the Land Trust’s conservation areas!

An inspiring location for artists, the 303-acre Hinchcliff Family Preserve peers over the eastern shore of Skaneateles Lake offering impressive vistas and diverse habitats. We will enjoy a slow walk through the preserve with stops for pencil and pen sketching with guidance from Bob. All skill levels are welcome! Please bring a sketching pad and drawing utensils (pen and pencil) with you.


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, events go rain or shine. Please check this web page for updates.

Please no dogs.

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