STEUBEN COUNTY, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced on Monday, June 24th that six new miles of publicly accessible trails are set to open in Erwin and Lindley just southwest of Corning. Located on Bad Bear Hill, the land trust said the conservation project is the largest in it's 35-year history. 

The trails include one mile along Canisteo River,  forested hillsides, multiple streams, and small meadows, the property lies within a Habitat Linkage Zone identified by the New York Natural Heritage Program. The property is home to eagles and black bears. 

The trails will be open during daylight hours for hiking, trail running, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and birdwatching. Mountain biking will be allowed on forest roads only. 

And the plan isn't for the land trust to hold on to the property. Instead, the organization plans to convey the land to New York State as an addition to McCarthy Hill State Forest, which would more than double its size. 

More information can be found by visiting here. Parking for the trails can be accessed from a small road shoulder off of Reep Road in the town of Lindley.