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Category: Western NY

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Birding, Big Time

Birding, Big Time

This is it. The time when hundreds of different species of migrating birds return to Upstate New York for nesting. Western New York, specifically Wayne County, and more specifically the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, is a bird-lovers paradise. This is from the I Love NY Newsletter, the Beat: Hot off the presses and just in […]

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Great Places: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Great Places: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

This enormous 50,000 acre wildlife refuge has been described as “one of the best examples of undisturbed swamp woodlands in New York or New England.” This area is an important stopping point for North Amerian migratory birds and local waterfowl. It’s a wonderful to explore.

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H. Lee White Marine Museum, Oswego, NY

H. Lee White Marine Museum, Oswego, NY

Sitting quietly on the pier on Ontario Lake, in Oswego, NY, sits a tiny little museum with a mascot tugboat. Don’t let the simple and small exterior fool you– inside lies a massive museum of naval exploration. What a terrific place!

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Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY

Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY

We just love visiting forts. There is so much to see and to learn, and we love early American history. Fort Ontario was full of surprises, though. And full of breathtaking views of New York’s Great Lake. WOW.

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