Indian Creek Nature Center consists of approximately 320 acres located within the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area in the town of Canton in New York State. The center borders flooded lands between the Oswegatchie and Grasse Rivers designed to enhance waterfowl habitat.
The center contains approximately 7.9 miles of trails, including a handicapped accessible boardwalk trail through a marsh to an overlook with expansive views of Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. Elevation ranges from 308 feet in the northern portion to 350 feet near the road in the southern portion.
All trails are free and open to the public. Extensive efforts are underway to improve many of the trails including informational plaques and a guided nature trail. Please enjoy the center as a wildlife haven with a myriad of amphibians, mammals, and resident and migratory birds.
The center also offers a number of guided programs in the spring and fall. Choose events above to view current offerings.
How To Get Here
The center has two entrances on County Route 14 (CR14) which connects State Highway 68 to Rennselaer Falls. County Route 14 leaves State Highway 68 approximately 6 miles outside the village of Canton in the direction of Ogdensburg.From route 68 proceed 2.9 miles down CR14. The East entrance will be on your left across from a red barn. This entrance will allow you to access the Wildflower Loop and Upland trails.On the left approximately 0.5 miles further down CR14, will be the main entrance to Indian Creek Nature Center. This entrance will allow you to access the Boardwalk-Observation Deck trail (note: this trail is fully handicapped accessible), the Lowland trail, the Observation Tower trail, and the western end of the Upland trail. At the end of this entrance road (0.3 miles) is a parking area.
Annual Bird Seed Sale
The sale of bird seed is one of the many fundraisers for the Nature Center, and we need your financial support! Your birdseed purchases are, in part, a contribution toward maintenance, overhead, and programs at the Center. Get a copy of an order form by clicking here.
Become a Member
Indian Creek Nature Center is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support outdoor education. Your membership helps maintain the center and develop educational programs. Please join us as a member. As a member you will receive two newsletters per year. A printable membership form is available here