Explore Smith Woods

New York Smith Woods

Added by Brian Maley

This diverse forest has been preserved in its natural state for over 100 years, and is one of the best examples of Northern Hardwood Forest in the Finger Lakes. The forest has some of the largest, and oldest Yellow Tulip Poplar, Oak, White Pine, and Beech in the region.

Smith Woods is a 32 acre old growth forest in Trumansburg, NY, directly across from the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Start by parking in the Shur Save parking lot, and walk to the corner of the woods where you will find a sign and trail blazes. The trail is an easy .5 mile loop hike through the woods with minimal change in elevation (30 ft at the most).

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Hiking Boots
  • Binoculars
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

0.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

-30 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers

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2 months ago

Excellent Old Growth Forest

One of the more intact old growth forests in the region. Love this place. Up to 100' tall tulip poplar trees !

2 months ago

Added by Brian Maley

Working with Cornell University and the Finger Lakes Land Trust to photo-document the Unique Natural Areas of Tompkins County to benefit conservation. I believe in getting people excited to go outside and explore on a local scale.

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