Project Description

Size: 203 Acres
Location: Town of Onondaga
Classification: Diamond
Trails: Not yet

This treasure is about 6 miles SW of Onondaga Community College, on Pleasant Valley Road, about  0.3 miles west of Cedarvale Road. You will find a walk-in entrance via a gravel road on the south side of Pleasant Valley Road.

The preserve consists of 297 acres of land: 203 acres from this acquisition along with the adjacent CNY Land Trust property (Lockwood property). There are diverse ecosystems which provide land and aquatic habitats for wildlife as well as recreational opportunities for people; this includes upland forest, cedar/mixed woodland swamp, open wetland, open field, stream, pond, & two vernal pools.

Recreational opportunities include hiking, cross-country skiing, photography, bird watching, fishing, botanizing, snow-shoeing, etc. Conservation also helps maintain important agricultural lands and landscape features.

Currently there are existing, but not yet marked trails extending ~ 3 miles.

Additional Information:

Eagle Newspaper Story

Donor Information & Pledge Card

Pleasant Valley Map

Cedarvale Maple Syrup Store!  With Maple Syrup harvested a bit from the Pleasant Valley Preserve!