Photo: Stephanie Buckley

Kashong Conservation Area

This 84 acre property features a mix of hardwood forest, brush land and fields, as well as a tributary to Seneca Lake.

Natural History

Farmed until 25 years ago, the Kashong Conservation Area comprises a network of fields in various stages of reforestation.  There is also a deep gully fed by a seasonal creek and natural springs running through the property down to Seneca Lake.  The higher elevations provide fine views of the lake. A series of trails have been created on the property perfect for hiking, running, bird watching, and skiing.

Recent History

The 84 acres of land which now form Kashong Conservation Area (KCA) were owned and managed by Polly Spedding and her husband for over 50 years.  With the goal of creating a public conservation area, Polly and her children worked with the Land Trust to donate the land to the town of Geneva in 2008.  In cooperation with the Land Trust, the town of Geneva created the public park to promote education and quiet recreation.  The Land Trust holds and monitors legal restrictions on the property that require the land be managed solely as a public conservation area.

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Kahong Conservation Area (KCA) is located 7 miles south of the city of Geneva, NY. From the city, take Route 14 South and turn right onto Kashong Rd. KCA is less than half a mile on the right. Parking area, universally accessible portable toilet, and
picnic tables available for use. KCA is open to the public during daylight hours.