The preserve is fifty-three acres of undeveloped land and has one mile of Fall Creek frontage. The parking lot is just on the north side of the village, on Rte. 38/Groton Road.
The Genung Nature Preserve is described on the Finger Lakes Land Trust website: “[The] trail starts [at the parking lot and] wanders through shrubby areas, a grove of musclewood (or ironwood) trees along the bank of Fall Creek, some of the wildest hawthorn trees you will ever see, then larger hardwood trees such as swamp white oak, red oak, sugar maple, basswood and shagbark hickory. Listen and watch for the many birds that find the place a great refuge, especially in the spring – Ovenbirds, Northern Waterthrushes, Chimney Swifts, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Ruffed Grouse and even Pine Warblers, to name a few. If you’re lucky, you may spot a four-foot tall Great Blue Heron stalking fish and frogs in the creek.”
You can find the trail map and more information here.
A new hiking trail from just north of the bridge in the center of the village along the creek connecting with the loop trail was completed in the summer of 2017. It included 9 bridges and a up close view of beautiful fall creek.
A list of the Trust’s other preserves and protected sites is located here.