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All About the Cornell Maple Program (CMP)
Who We Are
Pure maple syrup is a traditional natural product unique to North America. The Cornell Sugar Maple Program exists to improve the production and use of maple products by working with producers, consumers, and others interested in this fascinating local product. This website supports that goal by providing:
In the News
This section includes articles that were either written by, or that feature the Cornell Maple Program, published in various Maple and other news outlets.
Keep up to date with Cornell Maple Program's Research and Extension Activities:
The Arnot Forest has its own website:
On this website you can find more information about the history of research at the forest, and all public use activities including hunting and appropriate permitting.
We encourage public use, within operating hours. All users are expected to adhere to the following rules and guidelines. Small game and deer hunting is permitted on an annual permit approval. Day activities such as picnicking, hiking, skiing, bicycling, fishing (restricted in some areas), and nature study are welcomed year-round.
The forest is open to vehicles from 9:00am to dusk from mid-May to mid-December.
(exceptions: Forest gates open at daybreak during the hunting season. North gate will be closed for all of archery and firearms deer seasons.)
General Use Rules and Restrictions
The following are not permitted:
Pets are to be kept under your direct control at all times.
The forest is closed during hours of darkness. At each gate be sure to note the time when the gates will be locked.
Hunting is allowed by Special Use Permit only. Holders of a Cornell University Hunting Permit must also have applicable New York State licenses, permits, and stamps. All NYS Department of Environmental Conservation laws and Arnot Hunting Rules and Regulations, are applicable and will be obeyed.
Do not block access roads or gates.
The picnic tables and trash cans are for public use. Help us keep the forest clean and attractive -please do not litter- use trash cans or carry out whatever you bring in.
Please exercise courtesy for others (people cutting wood and using the Arnot for other recreational purposes) and common sense when using the forest.