GOOD SPOTS: Kashong Conservation Area offers unique opportunity in Finger Lakes

Kashong Conservation area is 84 acres of land run by the Finger Lakes Land Trust. It was previously owned by Polly Spedding and her husband, who donated the land to  the the town of Geneva in 2008 by working with the Land Trust. The Town of Geneva created this preserve to promote quiet recreation and education, allowing people to hike, walk, run or just spend time in nature.

Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.

The land was farmed up until 25 years ago, and today the acreage is in various stages of reforestation. There are trails, fields, wooded areas, a gully and a stream that runs into Seneca Lake. The land is managed solely as a public conservation area.

Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area entrance. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.

The distance of the trail in total is 2.75 miles, and is made up of 6 different labeled trails.

Map of Kashong Conservation Area, courtesy of Finger Lakes Land Trust.

While there are numerous trails and types of land throughout the conservation, the following gallery is made up of photos taken along the green trail.

Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.
Kashong Conservation Area. Credit: Samantha Goodman, FL1 News.

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