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Birding & Nature Trails in Central New York

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> Beaver Lake habitats create the possibility of seeing more than 200 species of birds

8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

​The more than nine miles of maintained walking trails provides a rich mix of habitats with the possibility of seeing more than 200 species of birds and more than 800 varieties of plants.

> Betty & Wilber Davis State Park

Davis Road, Worcester, NY 12197

Perched atop a hill, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park provides spectacular views to the south and west and is bedecked with a forest of hardwoods, areas of conifer plantation, gently rolling meadowlands and two ponds.

> Black River Feeder Canal Trail

Erwin Park, Erwin Parkway, Boonville, NY 13309

This remote and scenic trail travels through woods and fields along the towpath that follows the Black River Feeder Canal.
Bowman Lake features a sandy beach and shady campsites for both tents and trailers, rustic cabins, a nature center and more...

> Camillus Erie Canal Park Trail/Jordan Canal Park Trail

5750 Devoe Rd, Camillus, NY 13031

Camillus Erie Canal Park is nestled between Nine Mile Creek and a wooded hillside near Camillus.

> Chenango County – in the “Center of it All”

15 S. Broad St., Norwich, NY 13815

Nestled among the hills of South-Central New York, Chenango County warmly invites you to their neck of the woods for your next family vacation or romantic getaway

> Chenango Valley State Park

153 State Park Road, Chenango Forks, NY 13746

​A product of the ice age, Chenango Valley State Park boasts two kettle lakes, originating from when the last glacier retreated

> Chittenango Falls State Park

2300 Rathbun Road, Cazenovia, NY 13035

Chittenango Falls State Park features a spectacular 167-foot waterfall cascading over 400-million-year-old bedrock to flow under a scenic wooden bridge.

> Clark Reservation State Park

6105 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078

Clark Reservation State Park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial meromictic lake.

> Delphi Falls County Park

2006 Cardner Road, New Woodstock, NY 13122

Just opened in 2018, Delphi Falls County Park features a two-tiered waterfalls, a house, a barn and surrounding woodland.

> Delta Lake State Park

8797 NY-46, Rome, NY 13440

Delta Lake State Park is open year-round and is located on a peninsula extending into Delta Reservoir.

> Glimmerglass State Park

1527 County Road 31, Cooperstown, NY 13326

Glimmerglass State Park encompasses the historic Hyde Hall Mansion, Hyde Hall Covered Bridge - the oldest existing covered bridge in the United States.

> Great Swamp Conservancy

8375 N Main St, Canastota, NY 13032

The Great Swamp's Conservancy fosters environmental education, biological diversity and conservation of natural resources in the Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario Watersheds.
Located in the scenic Schoharie Valley, the 500-acre state park is named for Mine Kill Creek, which runs through a narrow gorge in the park and features the 80-foot Mine Kill Falls.

> Oquaga Creek State Park

5995 County Road 20, Bainbridge, NY 13733

The 1,385-acre Oquaga Creek State Park features the 55-acre Arctic Lake with a sandy beach, wooded campsites, nature and hiking trails and primitive wooded campsites.

> Rolling Hills Birding Trail

7900 Green Lakes Rd, Fayetteville, NY 13066

Green Lakes State Park was established in 1928, and has excellent birding trails, and boating sites. It has two glacially formed lakes, and rolling, wooded hills ..
Fulton County
Canal Corporation of NY State