Location: Town of Arcadia, Wayne County
Size: 105 acres
Description: Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm, a partner of Genesee Land Trust, is a not-for-profit education center offering workshops, retreats, and activities that honor and nurture self, community, and the Earth. Their focus is to bring people closer to the land. They're located on 120 acres outside Newark, New York that is home to native wildlife, woods, ponds, wetlands, and a drumlin. Sanctuary is a welcoming and safe place to find inspiration and challenges with others, wealth in solitude, and joy in the moment.
Sanctuary provides opportunities to learn primitive skills like basket weaving, animal tracking, fire making, and flint knapping. Learn more about yourself with a vision quest, Native American studies or walking the wooded paths. Learn about adventure from sleeping in a log lean-to, cooking food over an open fire, snowshoeing, and photography.
To learn more about Sanctuary visit their website here.
History: A conservation easement was granted to Genesee Land Trust over this land in 2004 by Rebecca Field Kraai.
Getting There: From Rochester take 104 east to NY-88 South. Follow NY-88 South through Sodus and take a left on to Fairville Station Road. Look for Arcadia Zurich Road on your right, followed by a wooden sign on your left that reads 'Sanctuary'. Turn on this grass road and park near the kiosk.
Photos by Nigel P. Kent and Genesee Land Trust staff