Land Trust to Host Hikeapalooza

Courtesy Finger Lakes Land Trust

The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced today that it will be holding an outdoor event in twelve counties of the Finger Lakes on Saturday, June 20 to celebrate successful land and water conservation efforts across the region.  All HIKEapalooza events are free and open to the public.

HIKEapalooza events include a guided mountain bike ride, a bird walk, a wildlife tracking walk, guided paddles, and a tree identification walk. Event details can be found at www.fllt.org/HIKEapalooza. Here is the complete list by county of HIKEapalooza events on Saturday, June 20:

  • Cayuga County – Paddle the Owasco Inlet, south end of Owasco Lake
  • Chemung County – Birding at Steege Hill Nature Preserve, town of Big Flats
  • Cortland County – Wildlife Tracking and Signs, High Vista Preserve, town of Scott
  • Livingston County – Hemlock Inlet Paddle, Hemlock Lake
  • Onondaga County – Volunteer Work Day at the Hinchcliff Family Preserve, town of Spafford
  • Ontario County – What Lives in Grimes Glen? An exploration of stream ecology, Grimes Glen County Park, village of Naples
  • Schuyler County – Mountain Bike Ride, Finger Lakes National Forest, town of Burdett
  • Seneca County – Canoeing, Kayaking and Fishing!  VanRiper Conservation Area, town of Romulus
  • Steuben County – Hike at Parker Nature Preserve, town of Bath
  • Tioga County – Tree Identification Walk with Akiva Silver, Logan Hill Nature Preserve, town of Candor
  • Tompkins County – Story Walk! A guided hike geared toward young readers. Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve, town of Dryden
  • Yates County – Hike with Andy Zepp, FLLT Executive Director, at Bare Hill State Unique Area, town of Middlesex

More information and directions to each event can be found on the Land Trust’s web site at www.fllt.org/HIKEapalooza.

The Finger Lakes Land Trust is a member supported, non-profit conservation organization that works cooperatively with landowners and local communities to conserve forever the lands and waters of the Finger Lakes region, ensuring scenic vistas, local foods, clean water, and wild places for everyone.  To date, the Land Trust has worked with partners to secure more than 17,000 acres of the region’s undeveloped shoreline, scenic farmland, rugged gorges, and majestic forest.  The organization owns and manages over 30 conservation areas that are accessible to the public and holds conservation easements on over 100 properties that remain in private ownership.  Additional information on the Land Trust may be found at www.fllt.org.