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High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary

High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary is a mixed upland preserve located in Skaneateles, NY.


Click on the map icon for an aerial view, then click on the address for directions from your location.

trail info

The trails are rated as easy to moderate.  All meadow trails are flat and easy.  Trails through the forested areas can be steep at times and narrow.  The trails are well marked and groomed.  Click here for a map of the preserve.


High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary is 92.28 Acres


There is ample off street parking with one small lot at the entrance to the preserve, and one large lot at the end of the driveway.

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Getting Here

It is a scenic drive to High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary from any direction.  At one of the highest points above Skaneateles Lake, plan on a few extra minutes to stop and take in the views down the lake.  Once you enter the the preserve, drive down the long, gravel road through High Hickory Meadows to a large parking lot and kiosk.  From there take one of the three mowed trails to begin your walk.  


Preserve History

High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary was donated to The CNY Land Trust in 1989 by Margaret L. Wilson, Mary Ellen Trimble, and Barbara R. Rennick.  

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Site Features

High Hickory Wildlife Sanctuary includes a combination of mixed forest, native wildflower and grass meadows, two streams, and a pond.  This preserve is a favorite for bird watchers and tree enthusiasts with its older growth oaks, maples, hickory, tulip, and hemlock that provide a habitat for grouse, raptors, and a multitude of other birds and wildlife.  

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