Hinchcliff Family Preserve – town of Spafford
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Join naturalists Sandy Bonanno and Fran Lawlor to learn about the birds, flowers and other natural wonders at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve. The Hinchcliff Preserve features sweeping views of Skaneateles Lake and a 1.4-mile trail loop that passes through forest and fields as well as several ephemeral and perennial streams, gullies, and waterfalls. This walk may involve some limited steep climbs. 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.