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This 25-acre preserve, only yards from Skaneateles Lake, treats hikers to a dramatic view of the 100-foot deep Bear Swamp Creek Ravine. The trail alsoincludes a 65-foot crescent of lakeshore, a good spot to beach a canoe or kayak before hiking up the ridge trail.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Skaneateles Lake
Length: 1.3 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Other Uses: Cross country skiing, leashed dogs
Local Contacts: Finger Lakes Land Trust
Topo Map: Bahar Nature Preserve Trails Topographic Map
Guide Book: Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York’s Finger Lakes Region Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Guide
Trail Directions: View Guide


Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 2:26 pm by Nakeia Endres
Filed under: Blog Skaneateles,Fitness & Wellness,Parks & Trails,Waterfalls
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The Plunge

Picture Skaneateles by Champy

Or better yet, visit his NYFALLS website.

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2007 @ 6:39 am by Curt
Filed under: Picture Skaneateles,Waterfalls


Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region

Waterfalling Near Skaneateles
by Sue Freeman

Waterfalling is the sport of visiting waterfalls. Because of its glacial history and geologic features, the Finger Lakes Region is loaded with waterfalls – all waiting for your discovery. Some can be seen from the seat of your car; others require a very short walk. Still others require a long walk or hike. The ultimate in adventure waterfalling comes when you get your feet wet and walk up a shallow stream to climb small waterfalls and eventually stand spellbound at the base of a mighty cataract. This form of waterfalling is labeled creekwalking.


Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2007 @ 9:58 am by Curt
Filed under: Waterfalls


Pratt’s Falls

Scenic trails leading to a 137′ waterfall beckon visitors to bring a well-stocked picnic basket and a sense of adventure. This geological wonder, formed by retreating glaciers, was the site of Onondaga County’s first mill operation in 1796. Picnic opportunities abound. Pratt’s Falls is popular for archery and cross-country skiing. (more…)

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2007 @ 11:54 am by Curt
Filed under: Parks & Trails,Waterfalls


Taughannock Falls State Park 

Taughannock Falls State Park


Posted: Saturday, April 14th, 2007 @ 9:55 am by Curt
Filed under: Waterfalls

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