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Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

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Refreshing nature

I've been visiting this Nature Preserve since the 1960s, when the cellar-holes of the old dwellings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clifton Park, New York
Beautiful trail

This is a wonderful walking trail. It’s flat and the surface is finely crushed rock that’s soft to... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
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“erie canal”(10 reviews)
“nice walk”(2 reviews)
“birds”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Riverview Road, Clifton Park, NY 12148
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting this Nature Preserve since the 1960s, when the cellar-holes of the old dwellings were still prominent, and I still love it and recommend it. The birds and turtles are great, you can observe beaver activity, and it's a favorite fishing spot!! I'm...More

Thank Roamer1564
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful walking trail. It’s flat and the surface is finely crushed rock that’s soft to walk on. Beautiful woods, marshes, ponds and wildflowers.

Thank biztravelerChicago
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoy riding my bike and walking your trails . The wildlife and beautiful greenery in this area are wonderful. You guys do a nice job with the trails . Keep up the good work. JP Buit Sr Clifton Park, NY

Thank Padraig Sean O
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

New York wanderings: great walking and biking trail. Curving along the shoreline of the Mohawk River and forming the southern boundary of the Town of Clifton Park, the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, is a natural area and historic place of more than 700...More

Thank Rita E
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This Nature Preserve has many parking access points so that you may experience as much or as little of the walk as you wish. The paths are actually the ones trodden by the beasts of burden pulling barges along the Erie Canal, back in the...More

Thank Beth A
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Just needed to fill an hour between commitments and found this on Trip Adv. it’s a beautiful little area, lush with plants and water and history as well. Very walkable and biking too. Suitable for all fitness levels. Signage or carry maps would help tho....More

Thank T S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

History abounds in upstate New York. Remember reading about the Erie Canal in your school days? Well, get out and walk on the flat gravel and dirt trail and experience what others did long ago. My wife and I visit the Vischer Preserve from time...More

Thank johnflanagan968
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Bald Eagles have made the Vischer Ferry Preserve their home. Along w/ many other animal species. Beautiful wooded trails w/ the Mohawk river on your side.

1  Thank Jim G
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I walk the trail frequently spring thru fall. Good flat hike. Others use this trail and it is never crowded.

Thank georgebmartin
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We loved to bike the trails during the warm months. The trails are marked and the offer great views of the river. You can carry your fishing rod and cast along the river if you like. Pack a snack and sit along the river and...More

1  Thank Tony M
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October 7, 2017|
Response from Pamela M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I seen many people riding on the path.