The entire Cayuta Lake aquatic system, including its surrounding wetlands, is relatively pristine and noted for the presence of rare species and high biodiversity. The Allen Preserve, which begins on a hill above Cayuta Lake, includes meadow, upland forest, swamp forest, and wetland shrub thicket as you approach the inlet to Cayuta Lake.

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