49 Years of Community Stewardship

Cazenovia Preservation Foundation is an unusual organization because it works in the fields of both historic preservation and land conservation. In the 1980s, farsighted members realized that preserving buildings in the Village would not mean much if the surrounding countryside and farms were degraded by development.

For 48 years, CPF, area residents and local governments have worked together to maintain the rural character and architectural integrity of our Village and Town. Some notable accomplishments:


  • Repaired the stone bridge on the Gorge Trail.
  • Initiated the restoration of the iconic Lincklaen House sign.
  • Took an active role in community discussions and planning of Route 20 development.
  • Offered many free educational events to the community, including: our Walks ‘N Talks Series and the Discovery of Place children’s history program. .
  • Initiated the application process for national accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Rebuilt the rail trestle bridge on the South Trail.
  • Worked with the Cazenovia Rotary to double the size of the Pollinator Garden.
  • Hosted the 1st annual Turkey Trot on the Gorge Trail Thanksgiving day.
  • Sponsored many educational events including the Discovery of Place history program for local 4th graders, Dare to Care photo project with CazRec, and Tree Care with the Pros alongside Bartlett Tree Experts.

Our Trails

We maintain 6 easily hikable trails in and around Cazenovia. They traverse some of the most beautiful outdoors in upstate New York. We encourage you to head out and give them a try!

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Our Work

Our mission is to protect historic, agricultural and natural resources in and around Cazenovia for the benefit of the community. Find out how we can help preserve your piece of Caz forever.

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