Lennox Model Forest

(80 acres) The Lennox Model Forest is owned and managed by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County and is located in the Cannonsville Reservoir watershed.

4-H Camp Shankitunk
2420 Arbor Hill Road
Delhi, NY 13753

(607) 746-2004 (Summer)
(607) 865-6531 (Off-Season)

For directions from google maps, click here.

Note that directions from google and other GPS systems take you approximately 1 mile out on Back River road, so watch for the Camp Shankitunk sign!

The Lennox Memorial Model Forest became the first operational forest in the Model Forest Program. The completion of this model forest marked a realization of the late John A. Lennox’s vision for the property. As the former landowner and first director of 4H Camp Shankitunk, John A. Lennox willed this property to Cornell Cooperative Extension with a mandate to use the property as an outdoor classroom for natural resources education and outreach. In association with the Delaware County 4-H Camp Shankitunk, the Model Forest Program Partners have helped solidify John A. Lennox’s legacy by creating a Model Forest on this central Delaware County property in his honor.

Since coming on-line, the Lennox Memorial Model Forest has hosted numerous outdoor events attracting visitors from around the world. It also supports scientific research and forest health monitoring. It is open year-round during hours of daylight to any individual or group interested in learning about applied ecology in an outdoor setting.

For more information, please click on the following links:

Lennox Memorial Model Forest article by Glenn Graves – Delhi

Information about Camp Shankitunk