Baltimore Woods Nature Center Announces Joint Land Acquisition

Baltimore Woods Nature Center is excited to announce plans to acquire 90 acres of land as part of a joint acquisition with the Central New York Land Trust, expanding the existing Marcellus preserve by almost 50% to 270+ acres.  Located on the adjacent property to the south, the parcel includes acres of woodlands, streams, and agricultural fields. The additional land will allow Baltimore Woods to expand the trail system and offer new environmental education programs and research opportunities for the Central New York community.

Since 1972, Baltimore Woods Nature Center and the Central New York Land Trust have partnered to provide a unique place where people of all ages can connect to nature.  With over 182 acres of woodlands, streams, meadows, ponds, and overlooks, Baltimore Woods receives over 20,000 visitors each year, including over 600 summer campers.

According to Executive Director Whitney Lash-Marshall, “We are thrilled to be working with our partners at the Central New York Land Trust to expand the preserve. This collaborative effort highlights our complimentary missions to provide a protected place where the Central New York community can enjoy and connect to nature through environmental education, recreation, nature-based play, and stewardship of our natural world, and we are excited for the opportunities this new space will provide.”

The land at Baltimore Woods’ headquarters on Bishop Hill Road, is the first of 48 natural areas that the Central New York Land Trust has acquired. The property at Baltimore Woods is one of over 2,800 acres of CNY Land Trust properties that preserve the geological variety and subtle beauty of Central New York.

Check back soon to learn more about the comprehensive capital plans for this exciting expansion!

For specific questions, contact Baltimore Woods Executive Director Whitney Lash-Marshall at whitney@baltimorewoods.org or Baltimore Woods Board President Jeremy Davidheiser at (315) 673-1350.