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Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

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Address: Black Brook Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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Nice for a quiet walk

I like to walk the trails here and find it a peaceful place. I've seen deer and many different birds while walking here. Be advised that if you walk the entire main loop you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 May 2016
Jaime P
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Ovid, New York, United States
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Ovid, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I like to walk the trails here and find it a peaceful place. I've seen deer and many different birds while walking here. Be advised that if you walk the entire main loop you will likely come to places where the trail is covered with water and there is no way around. I would recommend visiting in the spring and... More 

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finger lakes NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

No doubt this is an attempt to off-set the nuisance of the landfill, and I suspect to most who oppose the landfill, the offset is minimal. Considering the topography of the area, I still think the Wetlands Preserve is a positive. This region is "Lake Plane", a remanent of the last glaciation; the flat lands north of Seneca Falls were... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

This was created as a "trade off" to our community- The Dumps effort to placate residents for their growing mounds of garbage. I recommend the Montezuma Wildlife refuge instead-

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I believe this was a PR effort by the huge landfill which is within sight, the landfill donated some land they apparently cannot cover with a garbage mound for some reason. A decent spot for birdwatching

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Burdett, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

This was trade off land for the huge garbage mountains growing nearby on Rte 414 and a lovely trade it was. Lots of birds here as well as other creatures to enjoy. Plan on several hours.

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

The trails in this very nicely done preserve are very easy to stroll and very tranquil. There are plenty of birds to see and the landscape is very soothing. Everyone in my family enjoyed it a great deal. There is also a wide variety of vegetation, including some mushrooms I had never seen before, so there is quite a bit... More 

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Seneca Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2013

I live nearby and walk the wetlands often. The flora has been returned to its original state. Many invasive species have been eradicated and original ones re-introduced. I never knew that there are three kinds of cattails, only one of which is native and is flourishing here. Depending on the time of year, there can be many birds - the... More 

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Lyons, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve is a great example of habitat creation. Once known as the Dove Farm, the Preserve is now host to Least Bittern, Grasshopper Sparrows, AM. Bittern, Savannah Sparrows, Bobolink. This past year Dickcissels made an apperance on the Preserve. With over 7 miles of walking trails and 2 neat observation platforms it will keep you coming back.... More 

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3 Thank Charles G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I took several cub scouts on a nature scavenger hunt at the preserve. It was a fantastic experience where the kids took notice of things in nature that we take for granted and are easily overlooked, red-winged blackbirds, for example. When we went the trail was flooded, apparently due to the beaver dam, so we were wet up to our... More 

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Seneca Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

My husband and I attended the "Wolf" presentation in January, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing the wolves up close and personal. We were very impressed with the facility, and I will be attending two more presentations. On March 20th, I will be participating in the flower arranging course, and then in April the workshop on herbs. We are looking forward to... More 

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