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The new web site Go Finger Lakes, a free public service of the Land Trust, is your guide to the best hikes, bikes, paddles, and adventures in our beautiful region of New York. You can explore over 55 locations and 650 miles of trails across 12 counties! See the site!
Join Land Trust staff and volunteers at Sheffield Farm in Ithaca on June 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for our first Ice Cream Social and Member Meeting. Learn about our current projects, enjoy some ice cream, and take an optional guided hike on a conserved horse farm. Learn more.
The Land Trust recently acquired 144 wooded acres, containing approximately one mile of the Finger Lakes Trail, in the town of Danby, Tompkins County. The property was purchased in partnership with the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Tompkins County. The land will ultimately be conveyed to New York State as an addition to Danby State Forest. See the Story.
Join us on National Trails Day—Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m.—at the Bishop Nature Preserve in Fayette for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and short hike on the newly-resurfaced trails connecting to the Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more about this event.
Mark Chao, Land Trust volunteer, Ithaca birder and creator of Spring Bird Quest, will lead five walks on FLLT preserves during Memorial Day weekend! Come experience the dazzling spectacle of migrant and breeding birds, learn about their behavior and ecology, and help support the Land Trust! Learn more.
Video of the Month
Please watch Andy Zepp, Land Trust Executive Director, as he discusses conservation, recreation, and gofingerlakes.org on the TV news program “Capital Tonight,” recorded in Albany, New York, on May 18, 2017.