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Whiskey
Hollow

 

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Located along Whiskey Hollow Road, a hard packed gravel and unpaved road that runs between West Dead Creek Road and Perry Road; this nature preserve owned by CNY Land Trust (formally "Save The County") boasts large stands of mature woods.  These deep woods provide nesting sites for many bird species and the National Audubon Society has named the Hollow an Important Bird Area.  It is a great place to explore.

The property is posted with CNY Land Trust signs and straddles the road although not for the entire length. You may park along the shoulder and walk in where the signs are. The spring where people fill up their water jugs is on the CNYLT property. The left or south side of the road is normally very wet with the creek and seeps. The right or north side is much drier with ridges and valleys.

The trails are not formally marked but they are visible.  Most of the trails just "end" without any warning.  Most trails do not go that far, from what we experienced.  This would be a great place for a marked "loop trail" to help everyone enjoy the hollow as well as the ridge line.  There is a small "cave" also to explore.

Directions:

To get to Whiskey Hollow from NY 690 North, exit for NY 31 West, Jordan. This is the first of the two Baldwinsville exits and is south of the Seneca River. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto NY 31 West which is also Downer Street.

From NY 690 South, exit for NY 31 West, Jordan. This is the second of the two Baldwinsville exits and is south of the Seneca River. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto NY 31 West which is also Downer Street. Continue straight on NY 31 passing East Dead Creek Road on your left and straight through the flashing traffic signal where NY 31 turns south.

Cross over the long bridge. After the town highway garage at the end of the bridge on your right, the road curves left and becomes West Dead Creek Road. Stay on West Dead Creek Road going south. After you pass Conners Road, continue for almost one mile; the next road is Whiskey Hollow Road on your right. Look for a log cabin house on your right just before Whiskey Hollow Road; it sort of sneaks up on you! Turn right onto Whiskey Hollow Road which becomes a hard packed gravel road.

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