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Parks and Trails

Park Map from bookletThe Town of Dryden offers many beautiful trails and natural areas to explore!

1- Jim Schug Trail- This 4.2 mile trail is flat and easy. Good for walking, bike riding, snowshoeing and more. *Accessible
2- Dryden Lake Park- This .75 mile long lake is great for family gatherings. Parking area for Jim Schug Trail *Accessible
3- Campbell Meadows- Easy winding trails follow fall creek with many scenic views and places for a picnic.
4- Etna Nature Preserve- A .25 mile trail through a 12 acre nature reserve, with an abundance of wildlife and foliage.
5- Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve- This 1.5 mile trail is a medium to difficult rating. Hiking, bird watching, and cross-country skiing are all allowed.
6- Genung Nature Preserve- This 53 acre land preserve has an easy hiking trail roughly 1 mile long along Fall Creek.
7- Monkey Run Preserve- Medium to hard difficulty, this preserve offers scenic views and beautiful foliage along six mile creek.
8- Hammond Hill State Forest- 3,618 acres and 8 trails with 5.6 miles in length offer the public many opportunities.
9- Yellow Barn State Forest- Yellow Barn State Forest covers 1,289 acres of land. The forest is primitive in nature and passive recreational activities such as hunting, trapping, and snowmobiling can be enjoyed.
10- O.D. Von Engeln Nature Preserve- Two trails offer a total of 1.75 miles of hiking through luscious plant life. These medium difficulty trails are great for hiking, bird watching, and low impact activities.
11- Park Nature Preserve-Baldwin Tract- An easy and inviting trail leads you through a former farm field along one of the loveliest, wildest stretches of Six-Mile Creek.
12- Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary- The 230-acre sanctuary encompasses forests, ponds, ferny swamps, and abundant wildlife.
13- Roy H Park- This 241-acre preserve encompasses an extensive forest, wetlands, and a rugged stretch of Six-Mile Creek.

For more information about trails in Dryden visit the following websites:

 Town of Dryden

Official Map of the Town of Dryden

Dryden-Freeville Trail Plan

Finger Lakes Land Trust

New York State Parks

Cayuga Trails Club

New Dryden Trail Guide Coming Soon!


P: 607-844-8888 
F: multiple - check with the department 

Department Extensions:
Town Court- ext1
Planning-Code- ext2
Town Clerk- ext3
Recreation- ext4
Highway-DPW- ext5
Town Supervisor- ext6
Bookkeeping-Personnel- ext7