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Focus on the Finger Lakes: Bucktail Falls

On the south end of Otisco Lake at the intersection of Moon Hill Rd and Sawmill Road, a quick walk across Sawmill Road will bring you to a small wooded area. A few small steps in and you are at Bucktail Falls. (AKA: Bucktail Gulf, Lower Bucktail Falls, and the Bucktail). There is a small gorge in which Otisco Creek free falls about 30 feet and then fans out and tumbles the last 5 over rock. The lower falls are located on private property, but are not POSTED. The owner is OK with visitors walking in to look at and photograph the falls if they are respectful, but no climbing or dangerous activities.....maybe I should have read about that before I went. (see information link below) Much of

Focus on the Finger Lakes: A trip to Otisco Lake uncovers a hidden gem!

Otisco Lake Park, a 3-acre park on the northeastern lake front, and the DEC Fishing Access Site on the western end of the Causeway, offer the only public access to Otisco Lake. Take a drive around this 5.4 mile long lake and you won't find a public swimming area or motor boat launch but you can still easily fill a day exploring the area. The Museum Adventure Team did just that when we ventured out on a very cold Saturday morning recently to explore Otisco Lake. Our first stop was the Baltimore Woods Nature Center located about 10 minutes north of the lake. What a hidden treasure we found! Thanks to the work of some very dedicated community members, Baltimore Woods Nature Center has been

What I love about FLM&A Woods Walks...and why you should come to our next one!

The Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium’s annual Woods Walk at Charlie and Sarah Stackhouse’s property is coming up, Saturday, April 28, 9am to noon. I have been able to go to the two FLM&A Woods Walks, one in 2015 and one in 2017, both led by the Stackhouses. I am planning on going again this year, and know I will learn new things. I wanted to share some of the reasons I love these woods walks, and why I think you should come to our next one! The best part about the FLM&A Woods Walks are the guides, Charlie and Sarah Stackhouse! They are some of the nicest, most generous people I have met! And they know so much about the forests in this area! They are volunteers in New York’s Master Forest Own

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 Branchport, NY 14418

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