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Sterling Nature Center

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Nice nature walk

Was in town visiting family, lived in the area as a child and never had gone wish I had before now... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Cherie F
Reynoldsburg, Ohio, United States
Wow! Great trails!!

This was our first time at Sterling Nature Center, but it won't be our last. We took our dog with... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Kathy G
Auburn, New York
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15380 Jenzvold Rd, Sterling, NY 13156
+1 315-947-6143
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All reviews pack a lunch great blue heron lake ontario herons swamp shore forest nest frogs wildlife turtles rookery bald benches picnic hiking
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Was in town visiting family, lived in the area as a child and never had gone wish I had before now. We only got to spend a couple hours there due to rain. Nice trails and plenty of nature to take in. One trail leads...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cherie F
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was our first time at Sterling Nature Center, but it won't be our last. We took our dog with us. There are numerous trails, each one with different characteristics. There is a stand at the entrance that has trail maps with descriptions and it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Took grandkids here to see the rookery in full swing. Early June. Great and kids loved it. Even got to see a bald eagle flying about 20 feet above our heads. Nature center is super, trails excellent and a beautiful lakeside walk.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 542jerryz
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is a good place for all ages. They have shorter trails with amazing views of the lake and shore. The heron rookery is an amazing site. There is a small gift shop and learning/exhibit area in the building. Admission is free but we decided...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jeremyb821
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Wonderful county site for nature walks, picnics and hikes! I has asked about paddling and there is a canoe launch site just before the entrance. Here it looks like a nice Stillwater paddle on a creek but I'd suggest spring. We walked all the trails...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank KestrelHaven
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I grew up around the corner from this place. My dad would have us kids & dog jump in the back of the pick up truck and drive us over, many would bring a bar of soap after a long hard day on the construction...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sewcute75
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Best place to watch bald eagle in NY, from nest to the sky. We went there in early August, the center is almost empty, really enjoyable. Bugs are not a problem at all, we spay deep woods OFF on ankles and neck, and Permethrin on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bing W
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank arthur p
Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Charlene B
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Ray P
26 June 2018|
Response from 542jerryz | Reviewed this property |
No admission charge. There might be a place for donations inside gift center. Blue heron roosts are really cool now.
7 September 2017|
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Response from sewcute75 | Reviewed this property |
I am not a kayaker...but...if u can carry them on your backs down a long winding trail to the beach, it would be Great! Then...hike them back up it!! I would recommend Fair Haven state beach for that, you can see these... More