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Two Genesee Valley Conservancy Hikes

  • 07 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Geneseo, NY
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Join Jeanie for a couple of hikes on Labor Day

Both of these hikes are located in Geneseo. These will be gentle, rambling walks, each taking about 45 minutes.

John Chanler Island Nature Preserve

This 40 acre nature preserve consists of an 'island' of forest surrounded by grassland fields. Previously under agricultural use, the property now hosts native grasses that serve as a habitat for birds and other wildlife surrounding the 3.5 acre woodlot. We will be walking through an open meadow.

Indian Fort Nature Preserve

This 60 acre forest set adjacent to the Genesee River has a rich habitat and even richer history. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, this unique property earned the nickname “Indian Fort” as it was once home to two wooden fence structures, or palisades, built by the Onon:dowa'ga:'

We will be walking on a wooded trail that descends gradually down to the Genesee River. There is a steady uphill climb about 1/8 mile back to the starting point.

More info at: https://www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org/


We will meet at Jeanie's home in Geneseo (address when you RSVP) and then walk to the Charter Preserve. After returning, we will drive 3 miles south to the Indian Fort Preserve.

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  • Masks must be worn for the meet and greet portion, but may be removed on the trail, water, etc. at the discretion of the trip leader.

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