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Connecticut Hill is the largest Wildlife Management Area in New York State, totaling 11,045 acres. It's located 16 miles southwest of Ithaca and 1 mile northeast of Alpine, astride the Tompkins-Schuyler County lines. State Route 13 provides access to the eastern side of the area.
What to do at Connecticut Hill
Connecticut Hill is open to the public all year around and offers a wide variety of outdoor pursuits including hunting, fishing, trapping, nature study, birdwatching, picnicking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The Finger Lakes Hiking Trail crosses the management area and a shorter Department of Environmental Conservation Trail weaves through a white pine and hemlock forest.
Restricted Activities< br /> Since Connecticut Hill is a Wildlife Management Area, activities not generally compatible with wildlife are prohibited. A few of the prohibited activities include off road vehicular travel (such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, all terrain vehicles), swimming, and boating with motors.