Apalachin, New York

Hike and Birdwatch the Apalachin Marsh

1 Miles Total - Loop Trail

Originally added by Jake Sells

Take a quick trip to a locally preserved marshland to photograph birds and other wildlife during all seasons.

Park on the gravel "pull-off" West-bound on Route 434 in Apalachin (See pin). Walk along the fence and turn into the opening where you'll go through a tunnel about 20 yards long. From there you're in the preserve where you can hike the yellow trail, leading to the Bird Blind and other scenic overlooks of the marsh. Spot birds of prey, cranes, finches, and other wildlife. The loop with stopping to observe wildlife will take about an 1.5 hours. A nice short escape.

Stick around or come in the late evening to catch an awesome sunset over the marsh.

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Tags

Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Awesome Bird Blind!

This was a very accessible trail that has great views of the wetlands. This is a great place to just walk and find some solitude. You can find a plethora of birds and waterfowl at this location. What a wonderful preserve!

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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