Notices for hikers

This page contains important notices to club members and trail users. It covers trails maintained by the Cayuga Trails Club, plus additional sections of the FLT described in the Guide to Hiking Trails of the Finger Lakes Region.

Please check this page if you are planning a hike. Also, check the Finger Lakes Trail Conference trail conditions at http://www.fltconference.org/trail/go-hiking/trail-conditions/trail-condition-notices/

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M15

Sep. 23, 17

Attention Hikers!

2017-2018 HUNTING SEASON TRAIL CLOSURES for FLT Map M15

Please note the following hunting season trail closures along the Finger Lakes Trail for map M15.

Map M15 and the FLTC-website Interactive Map System also exhibit recommended hunting closure hiking reroutes.  Please use these reroutes during the hunting season and DO NOT hike on the FLT where private-property owners have requested that the trail be closed to use during the noted hunting seasons.

Where: Map M15, Mile 5.9 (Access 4, Willow St.) to Mile 7.7 (Satterly Hill Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25, AND May 1 – May 31
  • Description: Just before the twin tunnels the trail goes left on a farm road (shoulder parking), and then left on old RR bed. Note: Trail on private land closed by landowner for hunting between the Twin Tunnels and the Finger Lakes National Forest boundary to the north. By-pass using Satterly Hill Road, as shown.

Where: Map M15, Mile 12.9 (Access 9, South Hill Rd.) to Mile 14.0 (Texas Hollow Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: Bypass using NY 79 and Texas Hollow Rd, as shown.
- P. Warrender
M17

Dec. 24, 17

Hunting notice: The FLT between NY Routes 13/34/96 and Townline Rd. will be closed from January 13 – January 31, 2018 during the NYSDEC January Deer Management Focus Area (DMFA) season.

This closure is in effect for all of FLLT Sweedler Preserve at Lick Brook, FLLT Cayuga Inlet Conservation Area, and Cornell’s Lick Brook Natural Area. The Thayer Preserve, southeast of Townline Rd., will remain open during this time.

- R. Hopkins
M17

Sep. 23, 17

Attention Hikers!

2017-2018 HUNTING SEASON TRAIL CLOSURES for FLT Map M17

Please note the following hunting season trail closures along the Finger Lakes Trail for map M17.

Map M17 and the FLTC-website Interactive Map System also exhibit recommended hunting closure hiking reroutes.  Please use these reroutes during the hunting season and DO NOT hike on the FLT where private-property owners have requested that the trail be closed to use during the noted hunting seasons.

Where: Map M17, Buttermilk Falls Spur Trail

  • When: October 1 to December 22
  • Description: This spur trail is closed Oct. 1 – Dec. 22 for hunting from the eastern boundary of the Thayer Preserve to W. King Rd. The 0.9 mile bypass is via Town Line Rd. (go north), Sandbank Rd., and W. King Rd.

Where: Map M17, Mile 3.2 (Town Line Rd. @ Layen Rd.) to Mile 4.7 (Bruce Hill Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: The 3.7 mile bypass is via Layen Rd., Jersey Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd. and Comfort Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M17, Mile 4.7 (Bruce Hill Rd.) to Mile 7.3 (Comfort Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25 AND May 1 to May 31
  • Description: (October 1 to December 25) Follow 7 mile bypass is via Layen Rd., Jersey Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd. and Comfort Rd., as shown.
  • Description: (May 1 to May 31) Follow 2.5 mile bypass is via Bruce Hill Rd., Gunderman Rd. and Comfort Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M17, Mile 16.5 (Durfee Hill Rd. @ NYS Rt.96B) to Map M18, Mile 1.3 (Coddington Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: 7.3 Mile bypass is via Durfee HillRd., Hornbrook Rd., Marsh Rd., Deputron Hollow Rd., and Coddington Rd., as shown.
- P. Warrender
M18

Sep. 23, 17

Attention Hikers!

2017-2018 HUNTING SEASON TRAIL CLOSURES for FLT Map M18

Please note the following hunting season trail closures along the Finger Lakes Trail for map M18.

Map M18 and the FLTC-website Interactive Map System also exhibit recommended hunting closure hiking reroutes.  Please use these reroutes during the hunting season and DO NOT hike on the FLT where private-property owners have requested that the trail be closed to use during the noted hunting seasons.

Where: Map M17, Mile 16.5 (Durfee Hill Rd. @ NYS Rt.96B) to Map M18, Mile 1.3 (Coddington Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 25
  • Description: 7.3 Mile bypass is via Durfee HillRd., Hornbrook Rd., Marsh Rd., Deputron Hollow Rd., and Coddington Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M18, Mile 2.9 (White Church Rd.) to Mile 4.5 (Braley Hill Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 22
  • Description: The 1 mile bypass is via White Church Rd., Bald Hill Rd., Grove School Rd., Bald Hill School Rd., and Braley Hill Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M18, Mile 9.4 (Old 76 Rd.) to Mile 11.3 (Level Green Rd.)

  • When: October 1 to December 22
  • Description: The 3.3 mile bypass is via Old 76 Rd., Yaple Rd. and Level Green Rd., as shown.

Where: Map M18, Mile 12.6 (Blackman Hill Rd.) to Map M18, Mile 14.9 (NYS Rt.79)

  • When: October 1 to December 20, and May 1 to May 31
  • Description: The 3.9 mile blue-blazed bypass on Blackman Hill Rd., Level Green Rd., and NYS Rt. 79.
- P. Warrender
FLT rerouted by beaver, Hammond Hill State Forest

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