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Sterling Nature Center

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15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
+1 315-947-6143
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Wonderful nature and hiking venue on Lake Ontario

Wonderful county site for nature walks, picnics and hikes! I has asked about paddling and there is... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Burdett, New York
Best place for solo, family, puppies, kids, romantic!!

I grew up around the corner from this place. My dad would have us kids & dog jump in the back of... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Wonderful county site for nature walks, picnics and hikes! I has asked about paddling and there is a canoe launch site just before the entrance. Here it looks like a nice Stillwater paddle on a creek but I'd suggest spring. We walked all the trails...More

Thank KestrelHaven
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I grew up around the corner from this place. My dad would have us kids & dog jump in the back of the pick up truck and drive us over, many would bring a bar of soap after a long hard day on the construction...More

Thank sewcute75
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Best place to watch bald eagle in NY, from nest to the sky. We went there in early August, the center is almost empty, really enjoyable. Bugs are not a problem at all, we spay deep woods OFF on ankles and neck, and Permethrin on...More

Thank Bing W
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views peacefull ,nice trails dog friendly could of spent the whole day hope we make it back soon

Thank arthur p
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was my first time at this nature center. My daughter and grandkids have been before because they live near there. This place is amazing. It is off the beaten path and not many people know about it. The trail to Lake Ontario is wonderful....More

Thank Charlene B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We went back this time of year because we read that the herons come back to nest. We were not disappointed. There were about 10 occupied nests. We saw a pair of blue teal ducks, a clutch of gaiters snakes and other birds. Perfect spot...More

Thank Sima P
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day in early September to walk the grounds of the Sterling Nature Preserve. Trails were easy to walk and well marked. Great views of the bluffs and Lake Ontario. The nature center has lots to see. Restroom facility is adequate. Saw a green heron,...More

Thank Jerry Z
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is an amazing off the beaten path place. We just visited for about 2 hours last weekend. We saw a water snake, two garter snakes, about two dozen herons (adults and juveniles), geese and lots of spring flowers in the woods as well as...More

1  Thank dcr1837
Reviewed 24 May 2016

One of the best little nature preserves in upstate New York. Joins Montezuma as one of our real favorites. Not as well-know, perhaps, but that's fine because here you can find the quietude of nature. Diverse ecosystem, from marshes, meadows, woodlands and the shore. Beautiful.

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We try to include a hike here every time we visit the area. It is a beautiful and peaceful area. Lots of birds to see.

Thank Rita C
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6 September 2017|
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Response from sewcute75 | Reviewed this property |
I am not a kayaker...but...if u can carry them on your backs down a long winding trail to the beach, it would be Great! Then...hike them back up it!! I would recommend Fair Haven state beach for that, you can see these... More