This 60 acre forest has rich habitat: gullies with creeks, frontage on the Genesee River, a small field, and pond. The property has trails and access to the Genesee River for fishing and small crafts (River access improvement are planned).
The "Indian Fort" property, like many locations along the Genesee River, has history dating to the Iroquois. Features found indicate former palisades once stood on the land. The significance of these features prompted the area to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Due to the property's cultural features, visible geology, and diverse botany, the preserve has been designated a Research Reserve by GVC. Contact GVC if you wish to conduct research or educational visits to the property.
Please remain on the established hiking trails. Keep dogs leashed or under voice control. Hunting, camping, motor vehicles, equestrian, and swimming are prohibited.
......3432 Jones Bridge Road: Park in the lot at the top of the road, the trails start from the parking area.
View the property brochure and trail map.
The preserve is open daily between sun-up and sun-down.
This nature preserve was made possible by an anonymous donor and a 2011 NYS Conservation Partnership Program grant.