Bahar Nature Preserve and Carpenter’s Falls Unique Area

This 25-acre preserve, only yards from Skaneateles Lake, treats hikers to a dramatic view of the 100-foot deep Bear Swamp Creek Ravine. The trail alsoincludes a 65-foot crescent of lakeshore, a good spot to beach a canoe or kayak before hiking up the ridge trail. Activity Type: Hiking Nearby City: Skaneateles Lake Length: 1.3 total miles Elevation Gain: Minimal Trail Type: …

Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region

Waterfalling Near Skaneateles by Sue Freeman Waterfalling is the sport of visiting waterfalls. Because of its glacial history and geologic features, the Finger Lakes Region is loaded with waterfalls – all waiting for your discovery. Some can be seen from the seat of your car; others require a very short walk. Still others require a long walk or hike. The …

Pratt’s Falls

Scenic trails leading to a 137′ waterfall beckon visitors to bring a well-stocked picnic basket and a sense of adventure. This geological wonder, formed by retreating glaciers, was the site of Onondaga County’s first mill operation in 1796. Picnic opportunities abound. Pratt’s Falls is popular for archery and cross-country skiing.