Queen Catharine Marsh Willow Walk

Montour Falls, New York 14865

Queen Catharine Marsh Willow Walk

Queen Catharine Marsh: Willow Walk Professional Guide

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"This short trek amid the marshland south of Seneca Lake is not particularly challenging but provides quiet hikers with some truly excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Birders can spot more than 64 species through the seasons, while fishermen will find the waters prime for 29 species of fish. The ease of the trail and ample wildlife make for an excellent opportunity to introduce new hikers—both young and old—to the pleasure of the outdoors."

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Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region (Footprint Press)
Rich & Sue Freeman
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"Queen Catharine Marsh is an 882-acre protected wetland. Its man-made ditches and potholes attract shorebirds, waterfowl, muskrats, and turtles, among other wildlife. The wetlands act as a natural sponge for floodwaters, absorbing thousands of gallons of floodwater per acre. Thirty species of butterflies breed in this area. Once called Bad Indian Swamp, this cattail swamp at the south end of Seneca Lake was saved from the ravages of developers and swamp-pavers. Its current name is a tribute to a local native tribal monarch, Queen Catharine Montour, who died in 1804. Surface: Dirt trails" Read more

Queen Catharine Marsh: Willow Walk Reviews

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3/16/2009
Fun, easy trail. The road was closed when we went, so we added about a half mile of road walking from the blockade. The stairs were very un-maintained, and we missed them when we first arrived. The trail along the man-made ridges were quite overgrown, and I wondered whether we were on the trail yet or not until we got to the section where the trail goes back through the woods, which was MUCH more clearly marked and easy to follow. The kids (Eadin and Breanna) enjoyed this part of the hike, as well. Again, nice, easy, kid-friendly hike, but would be better if the trail was maintained.
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Trail Information

Montour Falls
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season

Activity Feed

Dec 2018