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Address: 15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
Jerry Z
Camillus, New York
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Camillus, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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, blue heron and turtles sunning on logs. Going to come back in the spring to... More 

Thank Jerry Z
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the gardens by the eduational center. This place has important history (RG&E tried to... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
New Berlin, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Kendall, New York
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This nature center had a very diverse atmosphere. You could walk with a lake view, be in the woods or take a leisurely meadow stroll. The main attraction was the heron rookery. This is an awesome place. Unfortunately it was a bit foggy when I went there but it was still impressive. Actually the fog gave it a surreal quality,... More 

Thank Marc G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

i visit here at least once a month from April - November. the preserve stretches from the shore of lake Ontario through woods and marshes. There are many trails to get close to wildlife. This is a minimalist place. Self guided but not too big where you'd get lost. They have events to raise money which are always fun to... More 

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Nice hiking paths, diverse wetlands and forests. Trail down to Lake Ontario was awesome. Preserved animals in the nature center and binoculars to borrow was nice.

Thank Lois R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

If you like birding and hiking in a pristine location, this is a great place for you. I was recently there and saw two juvenile bald eagles. I was surprised to learn that this location was considered at one time to be a prospective spot for a nuclear power plant, and then a toxic waste site. Fortunately, the good people... More 

1 Thank Andi55_13
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

True beauty, unbelievable landscape, breath taking views! The bluffs along the shore line, clear water with a sandy bottom. From the top view color shifts in the water, endless horizon, and wildlife. Nature trails through the woods, marsh, and open fields.

1 Thank Suzzyqu
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We throughly enjoyed our Saturday afternoon with Jim as our tour guide. We saw red-tailed hawks, a crazy red-winged black bird who should be down south, wood peckers and assorted small birds at the feeder, The rookery was empty - but we will be back in March to see babies - and the beaver pond. Listened to the waves crashing... More 

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