Fairchild Hill … Did You Know?

Did you know…

This land, which is maintained today primarily as country meadowland, was once used as Cazenovia’s first golf course. From 1895 to 1925, Fairchild Hill served as a nine-link golf course for private use. Originally part of the Lorenzo Family Estate, Fairchild Hill was inherited by Helen Lincklaen Fairchild in 1894. Her husband, Charles Stebbins Fairchild, developed a nine link golf course in 1895 where sheep tended the fairways and tees were made from wet sand.

Today, there are remains from the old golf course. Artificial hollows, found throughout the trail, once served as water hazards on the golf course. Now, they provide a safe habitat for wildlife and vegetation.

Did you know…

Cazenovia Preservation Foundation welcomes visitors to use the 1.5 miles of trail paths with extensions to Lorenzo State Historic Site and to the Burlingame Road trails. There is a little of everything at Fairchild Hill for everyone: open meadows with fragrant wild flowers and grassland birds, babbling creeks through the quiet woods and scenic views of Cazenovia Lake — All with a story to tell.

Trail maps and more about CPF’s activities can be found at cazpreservation.org.

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