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Old Fly
Marsh

 

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The 77 acre Old Fly Marsh Nature Preserve contains a 45 acre marsh and pond that is a regular resting spot for migrating waterfowl. Old Fly Marsh also includes a mature forest with a wide variety of plants. A teaching amphitheater and bird blind were built by Eagle Scouts.  Cub Scout Pack 115 actively maintains the mulched trails, boardwalks, and lookouts. 

The trails are not marked and but seem to be well maintained.  Go out and explore this unique place.  We went in mid March and there was still snow on the ground in some areas, which I'm sure made it more difficult to follow the trails.  When we went back in September and had no problem following the trails.  There is a west & east trail.  Both trails dead end.  The east trail leads to the best lookout overlooking the pond which has three benches.

Look below for pictures, a video and a map of this nature preserve owned by CNY Land Trust.

To get to Old Fly Marsh, from US 20 at Pompey Center, head south on Cemetery Road (Cemetery Road is just east of NY 91) for about two miles and turn left onto Number 5 West Road. The parking lot is about 1/4 mile east of the intersection on the north (left) side.

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East Trail at Old Fly Marsh

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Boardwalk

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Bird Blind at Old Fly Marsh

 

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