Parks in in the Rochester/Erie Canal area
Nature Preserves & Gardens)
Institute for Environmental
Learning, Lyndonville, Orleans Co.
Wolves, owls, eagles and cougars are
at home at the Institute for Environmental Learning in Orleans County. This unique
educational organization allows visitors to observe and photograph both common
and endangered selected predators at close range. The Institute's current focus
is on North American birds of prey, mountain lions and gray wolves. The latter,
raised from pups, live together as a social pack in a half-acre enclosure.
Wildlife Refuge, Orleans County
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge encompasses
nearly 11,000 acres of wooded swamps, marshlands, wet meadows, pasture and cropland.
It is continguous to both the Oak Orchard Creek and Tonawanda Game Management
areas, creating 20,000 acres of natural habitat for wildlife and waterfowl. The
Iroquois Refuge is the place to welcome migrating geese and to enjoy 10 different
species of ducks. Over 20,000 people attend the annual hatching of endangered
bald eagles. 585-948-5182
State Park: Sodus Bay, Wayne County.
Hamlin Beach State Park:
Monroe County. 585-964-2462