e will hike 2-3 miles on mostly flat trails. We will amble through mown fields, past Dragonfly Pond, and then to the rookery. After watching the herons, we will loop back, go through the woods, along a creek and into the parking lot. From there we can go over and down through the woods to the edge of Lake Ontario.
Please bring binoculars (extra to share if you can), water, a snack and poles. Be prepared for mud. The center has a lot of poison ivy off the trails.
Note: No entry fee, No dogs please, Plenty of parking
Sterling Nature Center is a 1,400-acre site. There are drumlins, lowlands, wetlands, vernal ponds, woodland, creeks and meadows. The wetland has roosts for herons, osprey, great horned owls and bald eagles.
The address is 15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
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