For the first time, the nature trail at Otter Creek Preserve is open to the public, giving everyone a chance to admire more than a hundred acres of natural beauty!
The 107-acre Otter Creek Preserve is located on State Route 26 south of Otter Creek and State Route 12 in Alexandria Bay. It is home to a unique geological feature, the Frontenac Arch, which connects the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains.
The tract is owned and maintained by the Thousand Islands Land Trust, a group that is dedicated to ensuring many species of wildlife can call the Preserve home for generations to come. A variety of migratory song birds and raptors can be found in the Preserve, which also features areas of freshwater wetlands and three stream corridors.
The recently opened path will be accessible year-round for those who want to enjoy winter activities, like skiing and snowshoeing. For more information, contact the Thousand Islands Land Trust at 315-686-5345.
- Thousand Islands Land Trust: Otter Creek Preserve
- North Country Public Radio: Otter Creek Preserve: a natural bridge connecting the Adirondacks with Canada’s Algonquin Park