Bock-Harvey Nature Preserve

Total distance: 1.25 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

A gift to the Finger Lakes Trail Conference in 2013 from the Bock family, this property is protected forever under a conservation easement held by the Finger Lakes Land Trust. The preserve features outstanding example of mixed hardwood forest, successional forest, and abandoned farmlands, including an old growth sugar/black maple stand that is characterized as "outstanding." Footpaths in the preserve are built and maintained by the Cayuga Trails Club as part of the Finger Lakes Trail system. The white-blazed trail is the FLT (Finger Lakes Trail/North Country National Scenic Trail). The blue-blazed trail leads to the Locust Lean-to facility for overnight campers and back packers which includes a picnic table, fire ring, and "the most scenic privy on the FLT". The yellow trail leads to the Bock-Harvey Loop through the maple stand.

Portions of this trail system are also included in the Finger Lakes Trail system.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.40694
Longitude: -76.62364

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Earth

Trail Markers: yellow blaze, white blaze, blue blaze, yellow blazes

This trail contains a loop.

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

This trail is open year round.

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