Our brightest Diamond was purchased with the help of The Nature Conservancy, Baltimore Woods was CNYLT's first nature preserve. This area includes fields, successional and mature forest, and many brooks and springs. Baltimore Woods Nature Center manages an extensive trail system, and leads programs here on a regular basis.
Camillus Valley Natural Area protects almost 2.5 miles of Nine Mile Creek, one of the premier trout streams in Onondaga County. The preserve lies between NYS Route 174 on the west, and a railroad embankment on the east, just south of the village of Camillus.
The 100 acre Riverwalk Nature Preserve, located right next to the Riverwalk residential subdivision on Guy Young Road. Plans are being finalized for a mile long walking trail, as well as a parking area on Guy Young Rd.
This preserve was donated to CNYLT by Beryl R. Digney and The Nature Conservancy. The property boasts a mixed deciduous hardwood forest and a stream that contains wetland plants.