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.

ICNC Birdseed Sale 2017

The birdseed sale is one of the fundraisers for the ICNC and we need your financial support! Your purchases are, in part, a contribution toward maintenance, overhead, and programs at the ICNC. 
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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.


Please check local papers or NCPR for snowshoeing dates! You can bring your own or we can provide free adult and child snowshoes through a grant from the Health Initiative’s Creating Healthy Places in St. Lawrence Co. You can call 315-268-0150 for details.

Activities at the Center

The Indian Creek Nature Center hosts activities all year round. Be sure to check out the upcoming events schedule to find out what is coming up at the Center. Do you have questions or suggestions about the Center's events? Send a message here.

Here are a few photographs of some of the birds you may encounter on a visit to the center. Enjoy!

Feathered Friends



Purple Finch

Common Yellowthroat

Barred Owl

Brown Thrasher