South Meadows Nature Area

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Project Description

Size: 27 acres
Location: Village of Tully
Classification: Diamond
Trails: Yes

This preserve borders the Village’s Cummings Park off Grove Street. There is a stream that runs along the northern boundary of the property. Adjacent to the stream is shrub swamp with lots of dogwood and alder, pockets of emergent marsh and floodplain forest with maples and ash. Progressing to the southeast up the hill is scrub shrub/forest fringing open field areas that are moving toward old field succession with lots of asters, goldenrod and milkweed. A .80 mile trail loops from floodplain forest/wetland to scrub shrub/forest to the open meadow areas. The hill-top paths provide panoramic views across the valley looking toward the surrounding hills to the north. Tully Action Group adopted this property and established trails and built boardwalks where necessary. Several Eagle Scout projects have added greatly to the established trails and added benches.

To get to this gem from NY Route 80, turn south at the traffic signal in the Village of Tully, proceed one block and turn left onto Onondaga Street; continue to the end of Onondaga Street. Turn right onto Grove Street and over the railroad tracks. Park in the Cummings Park parking lot on your left. Walk up Grove Street over the stream and the trail head will be on your left.

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