Conservation Areas

The Town of Skaneateles Conservation Areas
The Town of Skaneateles Conservation Areas
The Town of Skaneateles Conservation Areas

There are currently three geographically separate municipal conservation areas located in the Town of Skaneateles in Onondaga County, New York:

1. The Skaneateles Conservation Area, including the Federal Farm, Guppy Farm, and other Gully Road parcels, located on Old Seneca Turnpike (surrounding the Town of Skaneateles transfer station) and on both sides of Gully Road, in the northeastern part of the town, contains about 300 acres of land, much of it wooded, a  fishing pond, a beaver pond, wetlands, waterfall, observation decks, pavilion, picnic tables, and lean-to for camping (by permission only).
2. The Mabel M. Reynolds Nature Preserve, on both sides of Benson Road, at Reynolds Road, in the southwest part of the town contains about 123 acres of woodland.
3. The Dunning tract, behind Grace Chapel on the south side of US Rt. 20 at its intersection with NY Rt. 175 (Lee Mulroy Rd.), contains about 90 acres of land, about one third of it wooded. Most of  the wooded portion is also a wetland. The remaining fields are leased for agricultural purposes. It no longer has road frontage, so access is through the Grace Chapel parking lot.

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The Conservation Areas are CARRY-IN CARRY-OUT 
DO NOT LITTER - Please take any and all trash with you, this includes dog waste.
***Please DO NOT throw bagged dog waste into the woods.
Season Registration Dates Location  
Year Round Use 01/01/2021–01/31/2023 Skaneateles, NY