Posts Tagged ‘Dunes’

Deer Creek Marsh Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trail

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trail

Name: Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area
Fee: Free / Pets: Yes
GPS: N43 36.042 W76 11.832

Trail: Boardwalk Trail
Length: 1.5 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail Maps:
Deer Creek Marsh Park Map
Deer Creek Marsh Wildlife Managment Map
Dune Steward Brochure Map

Visited:
> 08/01/2009 (AdvGirl & The Piper Family)

Deer Creek Mash is another New York State Wildlife area and is part of New York State’s only freshwater dune system.  The park map (above) shows the other areas.  Bring the bug spray and your swim suit for this one.  The trail is paved in most areas and easy walking.  Respect the dunes and stay to the trail.

Deer Creek - Path from Parking Area

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trailhead to Lake Ontario

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trailhead to Lake Ontario

Deer Creek - Lake Ontario Shoreline

Deer Creek - Lake Ontario Shoreline

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trail Observation Platform

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trail Observation Platform

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trail

Deer Creek - Boardwalk Trail

1951_William Wheeler Fish

1951 - Bill Wheeler

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Chimney Bluffs Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Chimney Bluffs - 2008Name: Chimney Bluffs State Park
Fee: None
Pets: Yes
GPS: N43 17.424 W76 54.404

Trail: Bluff
Length: 1.25 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: East-West
Length: 1.75 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Drumlin
Length: 0.75 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Garner Point
Length: 0.50 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail Maps:
Chimney Bluffs Trail Map

Visited:
> 07/12/2009 (AdvGirl & Chinook)

The Bluff Trail at this park was a very scenic hike.  In addition to geocaches and earthcaches in the park, there was a number of trails.  I’ve indicated the Bluff Trail as being easy, but the initial incline from the upper parking lot was a fairly steep one.  There was also several points of the Bluff Trail that were muddy so be prepared for that.  Although the trail is well marked, there are sections that come very close to the edge of the bluff so be alert.  The remaining trails are very easy.  In addition, even though I have not indicated this as a bike trail, we saw many bikers around the entrance of the park.  It looked like a very popular biking area.

Chimney Bluffs - Bluff Trail

Chimney Bluffs - Bluff Trail

Chimney Bluffs - 2008

Chimney Bluffs - 2008

Chimney Bluffs - 2008

East-West Trail

East-West Trail