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Location & Maps

Location and Map of the
Arnot Teaching and Research Forest

The Arnot is located south of the Finger Lakes, in the townships of VanEtten and Newfield, approximately 15 miles southwest of the City of Ithaca.  The forest can be accessed through the north gate on Irish Hill Road or the south gate on Banfield Road, just off County Route 13.  Vehicles are permitted from dawn until dusk from mid May through mid December, weather permitting.  Gates may be closed and locked at all other times.  The field campus is currently leased to a private organization and is no longer open to the public.  

*Please do not attempt to access the forest via the driveway that leads to the field campus.


For GPS directions use the following address.  Some map applications list the town as Cayuta.

Arnot Forest
611 County Route 13
Van Etten, NY

The following maps are available for download.  If you choose to use a USGS topographic map, use the Alpine, NY quad.

Grid map of the Arnot Forest (pdf)

Arnot topographic map (pdf)

Turn by turn directions (pdf)

Forest Boundaries are marked clearly with red painted blaze marks and corner posts. In addition, the interior of the forest is marked with a grid system that locates 37 individual “lots”. Corners of the lots are marked by red painted posts with metal tags that identify the corner (for example “Lot 33NY”). By referring to the enclosed map you can easily locate your exact position at any lot corner. It is suggested you carry the map, a compass, and a topo map (Alpine, NY) while visiting the Arnot.

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