A cut-and-paste compilation of hiking locations from the Cayuga Trails Club.
DON’T ALLOW GUN HUNTING
NY State Parks
Our local state parks allow bow, but not gun hunting.
Cornell Botanic Gardens Arboretum, Park Park, Beebe Lake
Monkey Run & Fall Creek Natural Areas
Includes the Cayuga Trail and other trails in these areas. Bowhunting allowed.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology trails
Palmer Woods Natural Area
Ithaca College Natural Lands
South Hill Recreation Way
Six Mile Creek Natural Area (including Mulholland Wildflower Preserve)
Cayuga Waterfront Trail; Lighthouse Point; Renwick Wild Woods
City of Ithaca Cemetery Walk
Some Finger Lakes Land Trust Preserves
Steege Hill (near Big Flats) and the Roy H. Park Preserve; see complete list here
Jim Schug Trail & CBG Pervis Road Wetlands Natural Area
Black Diamond Trail
Cayuga Nature Center
Cascadilla Gorge & Cascadilla Meadows Natural Areas
Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve
Durland Preserve/CBG Hirshfeld Memorial Natural Area
East Ithaca Recreation Way (including Cascadilla Natural Area)
Eldridge Wilderness Preserve
Dotson Park (Danby)
Greensprings Natural Cemetery (Newfield)
ALLOW GUN HUNTING
NY State Forests; NY Wildlife Management Areas; Finger Lakes National Forest
All of these are open to all forms of hunting, including guns, subject to the dates shown above.
Most Off-Campus Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Natural Areas
If gun hunting is allowed, trails are closed during those dates. More information on the types of hunting allowed and whether trails are closed can
be found at this link.
Many Finger Lakes Land Trust Preserves
Information on individual preserves and closures due to gun hunting can be found at the FLLT website.
Dryden Rail Trail
Much of the trail crosses private land where hunting is controlled by the landowner. Thus, during the Regular Firearms and Muzzleloaders seasons,
gun-hunting may be taking place along the Rail Trail.