Themed Walking Trails

Explore miles of exquisitely maintained trails ideal for everything from seasonal hiking to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Call (585) 374-6160 for updated trail conditions and information.

Funding for maintenance of Cumming Nature Center's five thematic trails is provided by
a grant from New York State secured by Senator Dale M. Volker.

Trail Map

The Beaver Trail
introduces you to the important cycles of nature. You will see forest, stream, marsh, and meadow habitats rich with plant and animal life on your way to an observation tower overlooking a 35-acre beaver pond. See first-hand one of the most stunning examples of an animal's interaction with its environment.
The Helen Gordon Trail
is an outdoor art gallery with paintings by naturalist Jerry Czech to acquaint you with the birds and other animals of the area.
The Haudenosaunee Trail
Paintings by Seneca artist Ernest Smith introduce the fascinating culture and tradition of the Haudenosaunee and evoke images of a time long past.
The Pioneer Trail
features a reconstructed 18th-century homestead
and interpretive signs that tell of the lifes of early settlers.
The Conservation Trail
communicates our forest conservation and management practices. Trail signs identify tree species and explain their uses to both wildlife and humans. These, along with a working sawmill and a replica of a fire tower, show how informed management practices can result in a sustainable, mature forest.

Leap Frog Pond
Kids will enjoy Leap Frog Pond -- a permanent play space designed especially for preschool children. Oversized frogs, turtles, tadpoles, lilypads and mushrooms fill a make-believe pond.


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