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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

http://dryden.ny.us/departments/recreation/parks-and-trails

Dryden-Freeville Trail Plan

Finger Lakes Land Trust

http://www.fllt.org/

New York State Parks

http://parks.ny.gov/

Cayuga Trails Club

http://www.Cayugatrailsclub.org

New Dryden Trail Guide Coming Soon!

 

Playground Locations in Dryden

Groton Ave Park

Dryden Lake Park

Montgomery Park

Ellis Hollow Community Center

Etna Park

Varna Community Center

Dryden Elementary School

Freeville Elementary School

Bethel Grove Community Center

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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