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Camillus Valley Natural Area

Camillus Valley Natural Area is a mixed riparian and wetland preserve located in Camillus, NY.


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trail info

The trail is rated as easy.  Click here to view trail map.


Camillus Valley is 247.59 acres.


Off street parking is available behind the Camillus Village Offices.


Getting Here

Camillus Valley Natural Area is a short drive from Syracuse, NY.  The trailhead is located off of Main Street in quaint downtown Camillus.  Parking is located behind the Camillus Village Offices.  Please do not park on Feeder Bank Road itself.  Use the parking lot only, or park on Main Street and walk down to the trailhead, which is at the end of Feeder Bank Road (follow the signs).  Click here for GPS directions to the parking lot.  Thank you!


Preserve History

Camillus Valley is one of approximately fifty significant natural areas that were identified by the Onondaga County Environmental Management Council.  Purchase of the land was made possible by a donation from the Widewaters Group in 1999. 

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Site Features

Camillus Valley was formed by glaciation and the erosive forces of water.  The valley is Y-shaped with steep slopes going up to the mixed woodland habitat above.  This preserve provides numerous small habitats throughout, and is well known for spring wildflowers and warbler migration.

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