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      Connecticut Hill is the largest wildlife management area in the state, encompassing 11,645 acres. It is also one of the largest contiguous high elevation forests in the region and as such is recognized as an Important Bird Area (IBA) by the Audubon Society. Notable bird species seen here are the Northern Goshawk, American Woodcock, Red-shouldered Hawk, and numerous forest songbirds.

      Connecticut Hill is one of the largest parcels of protected public land found within the ambitious Emerald Necklace project. Spanning from the Finger Lakes National Forest in the west to Hammond Hill State Forest in the east, the Emerald Necklace proposes to link 50,000 acres of existing outdoor space into one contiguous greenbelt. It will protect the water quality for Cayuga Lake and the Susquehanna River, but will also eventually ensure that 80 miles of the FLT follow a continuous, scenic, and off-road route, rather than the segmented nature present today.

      Connective corridors are not just great for hikers, bikers, and skiers but they also protect the habitats of wide-roaming wildlife such as black bear and rare forest songbirds. It’s a priority project within New York State’s Open Space Plan and one that all outdoor enthusiasts can get behind.

      Mountain biking is prohibited along the FLT, but numerous forest roads provide an extensive biking trail network. Unlike state forests, which focus on recreation and forest management, the focus here is on wildlife and wildlife-related recreation. Similarly, unlike state forests where primitive camping is allowed without permit and with few limitations, camping within the wildlife management area is limited and by permit only.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: State Forest
      Land Manager: New York DEC
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 9, 2022
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      29
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Total Distance
      33 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      4,282 ft
      Total Vertical
      845 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,091 ft
      Reports
      1
      Ridden Counter
      99

      Popular Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      • 2 rides

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      user #2357685TeamCreamDreamwishlistregionConnecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Jul 10, 2022
      user #2179252Cf918wishlistregionConnecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 10:00pm
      Jul 4, 2022
      user #2678185carlsotawishlisttrailFinger Lakes / North Country Trail
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 9:19am
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #2678185carlsotawishlisttrailFinger Lakes / North Country Trail
      Apr 26, 2021 @ 4:03am
      Apr 26, 2021
      user #611761markhollowayaddregionConnecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area
      Apr 9, 2018 @ 7:06am
      Apr 9, 2018

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2220 miles2,339 ft10 miles689 ft
      #10,044#4,2251222
      Hike2933 miles4,281 ft17 miles846 ft
      #8,992#4,07318
      Trail Running2933 miles4,281 ft17 miles846 ft
      #8,970#4,04711
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