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Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve

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Great place for birding in the spring. Lovely trail. Hiking shoes would be helpful. This is not a... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Clifton Park, New York
Wonderful nature area

One of my favorite places to,walk. Now that they’ve complted the trail south of the old canal it’s... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Joe L
Clifton Park, New York, United States
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“erie canal”(11 reviews)
“nice walk”(2 reviews)
“dry dock”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Riverview Road, Clifton Park, NY 12148
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great place for birding in the spring. Lovely trail. Hiking shoes would be helpful. This is not a difficult trail so easy for any age.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank terry44447
Reviewed 6 November 2018

One of my favorite places to,walk. Now that they’ve complted the trail south of the old canal it’s a lot easier as well. Deer, birds, turtles, even an occasional snake. Be sure to visit Old Lock 19, the Whipple Bridge (parking), Clute’s Dry Dock, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joe L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've been visiting this Nature Preserve since the 1960s, when the cellar-holes of the old dwellings were still prominent, and I still love it and recommend it. The birds and turtles are great, you can observe beaver activity, and it's a favorite fishing spot!! I'm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roamer1564
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful walking trail. It’s flat and the surface is finely crushed rock that’s soft to walk on. Beautiful woods, marshes, ponds and wildflowers.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoy riding my bike and walking your trails . The wildlife and beautiful greenery in this area are wonderful. You guys do a nice job with the trails . Keep up the good work. JP Buit Sr Clifton Park, NY

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Padraig Sean O
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

New York wanderings: great walking and biking trail. Curving along the shoreline of the Mohawk River and forming the southern boundary of the Town of Clifton Park, the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, is a natural area and historic place of more than 700...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rita E
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This Nature Preserve has many parking access points so that you may experience as much or as little of the walk as you wish. The paths are actually the ones trodden by the beasts of burden pulling barges along the Erie Canal, back in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank betha735
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Just needed to fill an hour between commitments and found this on Trip Adv. it’s a beautiful little area, lush with plants and water and history as well. Very walkable and biking too. Suitable for all fitness levels. Signage or carry maps would help tho....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank T S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

History abounds in upstate New York. Remember reading about the Erie Canal in your school days? Well, get out and walk on the flat gravel and dirt trail and experience what others did long ago. My wife and I visit the Vischer Preserve from time...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank johnflanagan968
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Bald Eagles have made the Vischer Ferry Preserve their home. Along w/ many other animal species. Beautiful wooded trails w/ the Mohawk river on your side.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jim G
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7 October 2017|
Response from Pamela M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I seen many people riding on the path.