Welcome

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 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. Future and past events are described on the right.

Plant Species At The Center

Are you interested in the large variety of plants you will find at the Center? We have compiled a list of over 400 species of ferns, grasses, sedges, herbaceous plants, trees, and more! You will find a complete list and directions for downloading the list here.

Activities at the Center

The Indian Creek Nature Center hosts activities all year round. Here are a few of the events we have hosted along with photographs of some of the flora and fauna you will encounter on a visit to the center. Enjoy!

Snowshoe Fun!

Suited up and ready to go!

Ready to go!

Off we go on the Marsh Boardwalk

Off we go on the Marsh Boardwalk.

Snowshoe fun

Snowshoe fun!

Birdwatching along the way

Birdwatching along the way

Feathered Friends

Cardinal

Cardinal

Bluebird

Bluebird

Purple Finch

Purple Finch

Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher