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Sterling Nature Center

#1 of 5 things to do in Sterling Features Animals
15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
+1 315-947-6143
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Killing time

Beautiful views peacefull ,nice trails dog friendly could of spent the whole day hope we make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
arthur p
via mobile

This was my first time at this nature center. My daughter and grandkids have been before because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlene B
Waterloo, New York
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15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
+1 315-947-6143
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views peacefull ,nice trails dog friendly could of spent the whole day hope we make it back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at this nature center. My daughter and grandkids have been before because they live near there. This place is amazing. It is off the beaten path and not many people know about it. The trail to Lake Ontario is wonderful....More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went back this time of year because we read that the herons come back to nest. We were not disappointed. There were about 10 occupied nests. We saw a pair of blue teal ducks, a clutch of gaiters snakes and other birds. Perfect spot...More

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day in early September to walk the grounds of the Sterling Nature Preserve. Trails were easy to walk and well marked. Great views of the bluffs and Lake Ontario. The nature center has lots to see. Restroom facility is adequate. Saw a green heron,...More

Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is an amazing off the beaten path place. We just visited for about 2 hours last weekend. We saw a water snake, two garter snakes, about two dozen herons (adults and juveniles), geese and lots of spring flowers in the woods as well as...More

Reviewed 24 May 2016

One of the best little nature preserves in upstate New York. Joins Montezuma as one of our real favorites. Not as well-know, perhaps, but that's fine because here you can find the quietude of nature. Diverse ecosystem, from marshes, meadows, woodlands and the shore. Beautiful.

Reviewed 28 September 2015

We try to include a hike here every time we visit the area. It is a beautiful and peaceful area. Lots of birds to see.

Reviewed 3 July 2015

This nature center had a very diverse atmosphere. You could walk with a lake view, be in the woods or take a leisurely meadow stroll. The main attraction was the heron rookery. This is an awesome place. Unfortunately it was a bit foggy when I...More

Reviewed 3 July 2015

i visit here at least once a month from April - November. the preserve stretches from the shore of lake Ontario through woods and marshes. There are many trails to get close to wildlife. This is a minimalist place. Self guided but not too big...More

Reviewed 3 September 2014

Nice hiking paths, diverse wetlands and forests. Trail down to Lake Ontario was awesome. Preserved animals in the nature center and binoculars to borrow was nice.

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