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Ganondagan State Historic Site is the former location of a major 17th century Seneca town and granary. Three hundred years ago, near Ganondagan, the French led an army from Canada against the Seneca to annihilate them and eliminate them as competitors in the international fur trade. The area now has numerous well maintained and marked hiking trails to explore.

Illustrated signs mark some of the trails where visitors can learn about the significance of plant life to the Seneca, about Iroquois customs and beliefs, and about the features of Fort Hill (the granary) and the events that occurred there. A traditional Seneca longhouse has been completed and is open to the public. A visitor center is located at the main parking area off Boughton Hill Road.

You will be surprised and happy by the many hiking trails located in the area.  The Historic Site is located in Victor, NY; which is well known for its well developed local hiking trail system and some of these trails branch off the Ganondagan SHS Trails.  It should make you want to come back to explore more of the area. 

Be sure to check out the views from Fort Hill.  There is a small parking area located a bit further west from the main parking area on Boughton Hill Road, near the corner of Murray Road.  There are mowed paths on the hill as well as picnic tables and benches.

You can find information and maps of the Victor Trails from the Victor Hiking Trails website.  For more information on Ganondagan SHS go to the NY State Parks website.  Also check out the Friends of Ganondagan website for even more information on this interesting place.

Directions

  • From Syracuse take I-90 to exit 44 --> Take NY 332 south then turn right on County Route 41 aka Boughton Hill Road.  The parking area is on the right soon after 4-way stop at NY 444.

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Bench and picnic table on Fort Hill

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Hiking Trail at Ganondagan

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