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Seneca Meadows Wetlands Preserve

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An enjoyable Sunday morning walk

A nice walk on a sunny morning, spotting birds — mostly swallows — and trying to identify plants... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Toronto, Canada
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... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Jaime P
Ovid, New York, United States
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  • Terrible7%
12 Aug 2018
“An enjoyable Sunday morning walk”
1 Oct 2017
“A Natural Area Trade off? Excellent Result!!”
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Black Brook Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

A nice walk on a sunny morning, spotting birds — mostly swallows — and trying to identify plants: surely anyone would enjoy that? Oddly enough, we seemed to be the only people on the trail. Never mind, we had a good time and can wholeheartedly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I'm not from the local area, and I don't know the "politics" that resulted in this place being developed, but developed it was. It appears that the Preserve was a "trade off" for a nearby landfill. The resulting wetland is terrific! We were here on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank urbanguy
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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Jaime P
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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
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-

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank pataby1959
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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank George T
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.

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank KestrelHaven
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...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank danrodz
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...More

Date of experience: March 2013
4  Thank Roberta F
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...More

Date of experience: October 2012
4  Thank Charles G
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