Tompkins County

Tompkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York, and comprises the whole of the Ithaca metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 101,564. The county seat is Ithaca, and the county is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Tompkins County is in the west central part of New York State, south of Syracuse and northwest of Binghamton. It is usually geographically grouped with the Finger Lakes region, but some locals consider themselves to be part of Central New York or the Southern Tier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_County,_New_York

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Map: Shindagin Hollow State Forest

Map: Shindagin Hollow State Forest

Shindagin Hollow State Forest (Tompkins #3) covers 5,266 acres of land in the towns of Caroline in southern Tompkins County and Candor in northern Tioga County. Its large size and good access from public roads make this a great forest to enjoy activities such as mountain biking, hunting, hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, bird watching, nature viewing, picnicking and camping.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/64136.html

Map: Danby State Forest

Map: Danby State Forest

Danby State Forest (Tompkins #1) encompasses 7,337 acres of public open space in the towns of Danby, Candor and Spencer. It is one of two forests covered in the Rapid Water Unit Management Plan. Its large size and close proximity to the city of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region make Danby State Forest a great place to enjoy activities such as hunting, hiking, cross-country skiing, bird watching, picnicking and camping. Danby State Forest is a working State Forest that is sustainably managed to provide recreational services, diverse wildlife habitat, firewood and lumber.

Map: Hammond Hill State Forest

Map: Hammond Hill State Forest

Hammond Hill State Forest is located 3618 acres and is located in the towns of Caroline and Dryden in eastern Tompkins County. Hammond Hill State Forest has become a popular area for recreation. Present activities include: hunting, hiking, fishing, bird watching, camping, cross-county skiing, mountain biking, horseback riding, trapping and snowshoeing. ATV use is prohibited on State forests.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8204.html