Photo: David Kotok

Learn the Land

You can explore the inspiring Finger Lakes region through our free public nature preserves and online conservation materials. You can also discover the best hikes, bikes, paddles, and adventures on our special outdoor recreation site:

Find a Nature Preserve

Discover our 30+ conservation areas where you can hike, paddle, and explore.

Get outdoors!

Conservation Videos

Explore conserved lands and other topics in our video gallery.

See the videos!

Go Finger Lakes!

Find the best hikes, bikes, paddles, and adventures on our outdoor recreation site

See the web site!

Take a Closer Look

Read over 40 feature articles in our "Closer Look" series about the plants and animals of the Finger Lakes region.

Zoom in!

Protecting Water Quality in the Finger Lakes Region

Help us fight toxic algae (HABs) and keep our lakes, streams, and drinking water clean.

Learn and help!

Our Conservation Agenda: “Lakes, Farms, and Forests Forever”

The Finger Lakes Land Trust presents a bold agenda for saving lands and waters.

See the report

Conservation in The Region (FAQ)

Isn't there plenty of green space around here? What is a land trust, anyway?

Get the FAQs

Our Conservation Strategies

Do we have focus areas? How do we choose which lands and waters to protect?

Learn how we work

Numbers + Doodles = Fun Factoids

How many feet of lakeshore are protected? How many people volunteer with us?

See how they add up

Understanding Our Mission & Vision

See how each word of these core statements helps to guide our conservation work.

Get the breakdown

Phenology Trail at the Park Preserve

Try your hand at citizen science and learn about seasonal changes in your world.

Try the trail!

Interpretive Signs at FLLT Preserves

Educational panels—in watercolor—at some of our most popular nature preserves.

Check them out

Educational Events

You can find free, family-friendly events at many of our nature preserves.

Join us!

Conservation Plans

Published reports by FLLT on specific focus areas in the Finger Lakes region.

Read the plans

Lots More Learning

Flip through our newsletters, brochures, and other materials to "learn the land."

See our publications