The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation
We protect the historic, agricultural, and natural resources surrounding Cazenovia, New York, for the benefit of our community.
We are fortunate to have access to so many beautiful natural places and public trails in Cazenovia. Although CPF has cancelled guided in-person events through the end of July, our trails are open. If you do plan on using the trails, please follow the guidance of the CDC and NY State (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov) and observe social distancing protocol. More information about CPF trails can be found here.
Family Trail Projects
Is your family looking for ways to get outside together and make a positive impact in your community? Consider signing up for a CPF Family Trail Project! More →
Poetry on the Trail
Eight interpretive signs have been placed along the first mile of the Gorge Trail (beginning at Clark Street and proceeding north). Each sign contains a poem, artwork or photography, and one or more prompts to help engage children with the language of the poem or their surroundings. More →
It’s our mission to help you protect your land for the enjoyment of future generations. Learn about the 5 ways the CPF can work with you to protect your land. More →
CPF works in partnership with landowners to protect natural areas, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, scenic open space, and historic sites and structures. More →
Do you love your home, your barn, the historic character that it provides to our community? Are you interested in making sure that its history is honored well into the future? More →
of beautiful hiking trails.
Cazenovia is a great place to experience the natural splendor of Central New York.
of local farmland and wilderness.
We want to ensure future generations will experience the same Cazenovia as we do.
of community stewardship.
Our vision has remained strong thanks to your generosity and support.
Preservation Success Stories
We need your support
Nearly 60% of our funding comes from our community. We can’t do it without you!
Your gifts allow kids to have places and programs in which they explore nature, ensure that farms and open space remain an important part of our landscape, and help to conserve the historic character of our regions.