This is pretty obvious, and many of us know (some of) this area from the Thom B race, skiing, or the activities of Mike Ludgate’s “Canaan Institute” bike and runs. But for those of you who don’t know, there is a well-marked trail system (small DEC coloured disks), a variety of terrain, the Finger Lakes Trail crossing along the NE edge of the area. Maps and information at http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8204.html. Easiest access is the parking area near Ann & Charlie Leonard’s farm near the N end of Hammond Hill Road. Do not try to drive Hammond Hill Road from the south!!
From this parking area a fairly easy run begins across the road at the information kiosk, follows trail Y1 gradually uphill to the Tob de Boer memorial bench with a nice overlook to the west. Another parking area is at the end of Red Man Run, off Canaan Road. We pass this on the Thom B run. This gives easy access to the FLT in both directions. This saddle is pretty muddy in season.