Size: 100 acres
Location: Town of Clay
Trails: Coming Soon
The 100 acre Riverwalk Nature Preserve, located right next to the Riverwalk residential subdivision on Guy Young Road. Plans are being finalized for a mile long walking trail, as well as a parking area on Guy Young Rd. We are grateful to students from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry who helped design the trail which include boardwalks and interpretive signs, and will eventually access the Oneida River.
The Preserve is mostly wooded wetland. A line of very large ‘wolf trees’ runs through the preserve, and these tall, trees once served as boundaries of agricultural use. These wolf trees include white oak and swamp white oak, shagbark hickory, silver maple; there are handsome groves of eastern hemlock in the preserve as well. The preserve serves as a home various types of wildlife, including the endangered Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis).