“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir
We love walking in this peaceful preserve, located just ½ mile north of Cayuga Lake cabins and our home. Our cabin guests love it too, and it’s a great place for dog walking too. Dogs go crazy with discovering all the new sights and smells!
On the west side of Cayuga Lake, in the town of Romulus, lie these magnificent natural areas that together comprise approximately 1,900 feet of peaceful lakeshore, woods, and gullies. A parking area on Route 89, located just ½ mile north of Cayuga Lake Cabins, connects to a footpath providing easy access to the lake, especially nice for people wanting to launch a canoe or kayak. A lovely trail through the woods provides an opportunity for an easy loop hike. Stand along the water’s edge at this wide part of Cayuga Lake, and you are likely to see interesting water birds, boats, and the quaint hamlet of Aurora on the far shore.
Photos taken in late November at VanRiper Conservation Area and Whitlock Nature Preserve