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A Lovely Hidden Gem

This is a beautiful protected woodland, not very large at all, and sandwiched between a couple... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Dining-Dex
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Trumansburg, NY
Nice hike in old woods

This s a small patch of woods that has not been logged since early1900's.Smith Wood's small old... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2016
PINKIE_9
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Oct 2, 2017
“A Lovely Hidden Gem”
Nov 30, 2016
“Nice hike in old woods”
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Henry A. Smith Woods is a 32-acre old-growth forest located in Trumansburg, New York. It features hiking trails through this unique part of nature which has laid largely undisturbed since before the first settlers. In 1909, this undeveloped forest...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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8825 Falls Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a beautiful protected woodland, not very large at all, and sandwiched between a couple roads, a grocery store, and a state highway/main drag. And yet once inside it's possible to forget all of that. It's also surprisingly diverse given its size. A number...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dining-Dex
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This s a small patch of woods that has not been logged since early1900's.Smith Wood's small old growth ecosystem is delicate, fragile, easily damaged, surrounded by public and private properties. Access is limited by Smith Woods Board of Directors. Permission to visit this site: Dave...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank PINKIE_9
Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is a nice place, but I'm pretty sure it's up for sale right now. I don't know how much longer the public will be able to access it. It is not maintained as much as one would hope, but for a little walk, it's...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Leslie W
Reviewed May 26, 2016

These Woods were preserved way back in 1909. They are across from the cemetery, which is how we ran across them. We had already documented the Taughannock Falls overlook so we just drove around and found the cemetery across from the Woods. We took the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank writearts2
Reviewed May 1, 2016

The woods are relatively untouched. A loop trail was established for educational purposes and invasive species were removed. Since 2014, there has been a successful deer reduction program in place in the village. Perhaps some of the native species such as trillium will be able...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AnneUpstateNewYork
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Untouched by loggers or industry, this woods is dense with trees and undergrowth, from mayapples to mushrooms. Have a lovely walk!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank muckinabout
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Smith Woods, a nature preserve, is a hidden gem right on the edge of the village of Trumansburg. Smith Woods, a 32 acre woodland of "old growth trees" some that predate European settlement. This preserve was protected from change and destruction for a century and...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Q. C
Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Henry A. Smith Woods is a 32-acre woodland tract on the southeastern edge of Trumansburg, New York, just opposite the fairgrounds. The woods were first set aside for preservation in 1909, and since 2009 they have been managed by the Cayuga Nature Centre. There...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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