West River Marsh — Canoe Route

Naples, New York 14512

West River Marsh — Canoe Route

West River Marsh — Canoe Route Professional Review and Guide

"West River Marsh is a part of the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area. Hi Tor area covers about 6,100 acres, including high wooded hills, ravines and marshland. The largest part, near the village of Naples, is mainly steep and wooded with many hiking trails, including a section of the Bristol Hills Branch of the Finger Lakes Trail. Some of these trails are good for birding. A few remote trails have man-made ponds that are stocked with trout. The smaller area bordering Canandaigua Lake is mostly marsh, and drains Naples Creek and West River. Five miles of ditches have been dug through the marsh to enhance wildlife habitat in the area. Birds Likely Seen: Variety of shore birds, bitterns, herons, woodpeckers, blackbirds, finches, warblers, bluebirds, geese, widgeons, mallards, wood ducks, blue-wing and green-wing teal, hooded mergansers, scaups, golden-eyes and, sometimes, gadwal, pintail, shovelers and canvasbacks."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Best Spring through Fall
Best Times
Additional Use
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
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Oct 2018