Buckhorn Island State Park

Grand Island, New York 14072

Buckhorn Island State Park

Buckhorn Island State Park Professional Review and Guide

"Buckhorn Island State Park sits at the northwest point of Grand Island. It’s an island by virtue of Burnt Ship Creek which bisects this 895 acres of marsh, meadows, and woods. The Long Trail leads along the shoreline of the Niagara River, under the North Grand Island Bridge, to the tip of a jetty. It affords great views of the river, other shorelines, marshes, many flocks of resident geese, ducks, and gulls. Terrain: Flat."

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"Buckhorn Island State Park sits at the northwest point of Grand Island. It’s an island by virtue of Burnt Ship Creek which bisects this 895 acres of marsh, meadows, and woods. The Long Trail leads along the shoreline of the Niagara River, under the North Grand Island Bridge, to the tip of a jetty. It affords great views of the river, other shorelines, marshes, many flocks of resident geese, ducks, and gulls. Terrain: Flat."

"Buckhorn Island is an 895-acre parcel of meadow, woods and marsh separated from Grand Island by Burnt Ship Creek and Woods Creek. The Long Trail that leads along the Niagara River provides good views of the river and other shoreline features. In December 1996, the Niagara River corridor was officially designated an Important Bird Area (IBA). What makes this area special is that 19 of the world's 45 gull species overwinter here. It is also a good place to see rafts of diving ducks and get an occasional glimpse of the harlequin duck. Birds Likely Seen: Gulls, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, nuthatches, herons, and chickadees."

"Buckhorn Island is an 895-acre parcel of meadow, woods and marsh separated from Grand Island by Burnt Ship Creek and Woods Creek. You can explore this Important Bird Area on foot via the Long Trail or hop in your kayak or canoe for a water-level view from Woods Creek and the Burnt Ship Creek marsh. Bring along the fishing gear if you want to catch dinner while birdwatching. Birds Likely Seen: Gulls, ducks, geese, woodpeckers, nuthatches, herons, and chickadees."

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Trail Information

Grand Island
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
5.6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Winter
Season
Contact information for the area and snow conditions are provided in the eTrail.
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Sep 2018