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Universally Accessible Outdoor Visitor and Learning Center
The Fort River Birding and Nature Trail is a universally accessible trail. It was presented with the 2014 Paul Winske Access Award by the Stavros Center for Independent Living.
The Fort River Birding and Nature Trail is a universally accessible trail. It was presented with the 2014 Paul Winske Access Award by the Stavros Center for Independent Living. A trail of this type provides uniform equal access to outdoor opportunities for all. This trail is able to occupy an “ADA niche” that elevates our visibility and desirability as a “specialty trail” and a destination within a large network of local nature trails that is capable of accommodating groups of visitors with a diversity of access needs.
This trail is intended to function as an outdoor visitor center to “connect people with nature.” Visitors will be immersed in a natural area to experience the sights, sounds, and smells on a trail that is easily accessible to visitors as well as educators.
Published May 2017
Rim Rock National Recreation Trail is a wonderfully scenic trail leading around the rim of a rock escarpment, hence its name.
The New York State (NYS) Canalway Water Trail is comprised of over 450 miles of land-cut canals, interconnected lakes, and rivers with more than 150 public access points for paddlers.
The trail system consists of seven trails, accessible from the Visitor Center, that provide the opportunity to observe the seven distinct habitats of Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge (BBNWR).