Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace
Birdseye Hollow State Forest features a hiking trail and a multiple-use trail. Located on the area is a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail (foot traffic only), a 558-mile trail that extends from Allegany State Park in southwestern New York to the Catskill Forest Preserve in eastern New York. Maintenance has been continued by volunteers of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference under a Volunteer Stewardship Agreement. In 1992, it was designated as a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail a 3,200-mile trail which extends from New York to North Dakota.
Birdseye Hollow also features a forest stewardship auto tour with eight roadside stops that show different stages of forest growth; from young seedling/sapling stands less than ten years old, to mature forests approaching 100 years of age. It is designed to show how forests change over time. It also demonstrates how forest management helps to maintain ecological diversity.
FLT Map M13
This point of interest is part of the tour: History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Western Region