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Please note that the abbreviations WMA and FWA are used through out this list. WMA is Wildlife Management Area, and FWA is a Department of Fish and Wildlife Access Area.

WMA's are the property of either Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife or New York Department of Environmental Conservation. For more information about other sites in the Trail look at:

http://www.fws.gov/
http://www.vtstateparks.com
http://greenmountainaudubon.org
http://nysparks.state.ny.us
http://www.audubon.org/chapter/vt
http://www.dec.state.ny.us
http://www.birdsource.org
http://www.allaboutbirds.org

The sites below are ordered by site name, address and phone, services, special notes, habitat(s) and species.

 

Services Key
Boat Launch
Boat Launch
Camping
Camping
Education
Education
Fishing
Fishing
Gift Shop
Gift Shop
Historic Site
Historic Site
Parking
Parking
Restaurant
Restaurant
Restrooms
Rest Room
Shelter
Shelter
Shower
Shower
Snack Bar
Snack Bar
Hunting
Hunting
Fee
Fee
Trails
Trails Canoe Access Canoe Access

 

Alburg Dunes
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/alburg.cfm
Coon Point Rd. Alburg, VT 802-796-4170
Fishing  Parking Restrooms Fee


Alburg Rail Trail

RT 2, Alburg, VT 802-879-6565
Parking Trails


Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24400.html
RT 9 Ausable, NY 518-897-1291

Habitats: Variety of habitats
Education FishingHunting Trails
Species: Waterfowl, Osprey


Ausable Point Campground
Off RT 9 - nine miles south of Plattsburgh, NY, 518-897-1200
Best viewing: Summer/Spring
Habitats: Marsh
Camping  ParkingBoatingFishingRestroomsShowersFee
Handicapped accessible boardwalk and viewing platform
Species: Waterfowl, Swallows, Warblers, Vireo, Birds of Prey


Birds of Vermont Museum
Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT, 802-434-2167
Restrooms Parking Fee EducationTrails


Bomoseen State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/bomoseen.cfm
West Shore RD, Bomoseen, VT, 802-265-4242
Habitats: Marsh, Open Water, Forest

Education  Fishing  Camping Snack Bar  Restrooms   Showers  Shelter Canoe Access Parking Fee  Historic SiteTrails


Branbury State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/branbury.cfm
RT 53, Salisbury, VT, 802-247-5925
Habitats: Forest, Cliffs
Camping  Parking Restrooms Shelter Canoe Access Education Showers FishingSnack Bar FeeTrails
Species: Birds of Prey


Burton Island State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/burton.cfm
St. Albans Bay, VT 802-524-6353
Habitats: Lakeshore, Early Succession

Boating EducationFishingCamping Historic SiteFee Snack Bar Trails RestroomsShelter Showers


Button Bay State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/buttonbay.cfm
State Park Rd. Vergennes, VT 802-457-2377

Habitats: Bluffs, Marsh, Open Water

Education Fishing  Camping  Historic SiteParking Canoe Access Restrooms Showers Shelter Fee Trails
Species: Birds of Prey, Waterfowl


Carters Pond WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/27661.html
RT 338, Greenwich, NY 518-623-1240, 518-897-1291
Habitat: Woodlands, Nature Trail, Open Areas, Agricultural Land
Fishing Hunting Trails Parking Canoe Access
Species: 174 species of birds are located here


Centennial Woods
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Centennial-Woods-near-Burlington-VT-4355
UVM Campus, Burlington, VT 802-656-4055

Habitats:
Mixed Environments
Parking Trails


Chapel Pond (Giant Mt Wilderness Area)
RT 73, St. Huberts, NY 518-897-1200
Habitats: Pond, Cliff, Mountain

Parking FishingHunting Trails

Species: Raven, Peregrine Falcon


Clintonville Pine Barrens
Adirondack Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org
Buck Hill Rd, Ausable Forks, NY 518-576-2082
Habitat: Pitch pine-heath barrens

Parking Trails


Colchester Pond Natural Area
Winooski Valley Park District

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
Colchester Pond Rd, Colchester, VT 802-863-5744
Habitat: Pond

Parking Canoe Access Fishing Trails

 


Cook Mountain Preserve
Adirondack Nature Conservancy
Baldwin Rd., Ticonderoga, NY 518-576-2082

Parking Trails


Coon Mountain Preserve
Adirondack Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org
Adirondack Nature Conservancy, Halds Rd., Westport, NY 518-576-2082
Parking Trails


Cornwall Swamp WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
West Salisbury Road, Salisbury, VT 802-878-1564
Underwater in the Spring
Habitat: Swamp, Flood Plain
Parking  Hunting  Fishing Historic Site
Species: Warblers, Vireos, Herons
Commercial operators please contact before visiting


Crown Point Boat Campground

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24461.html
784 Bridge Road, Crown Point, NY 518-897-1309
Habitat:
Lakeshore, open fields
ParkingBoatingFishing


Crown Point State Historic Site
http://nysparks.state.ny.us/historic-sites/
Lake Champlain Bridge, RT 903, Crown Point, NY 518-597-4666
Habitat: Lakeshore, open fields
Restrooms Historic SiteParking Restaurant (nearby) EducationFishingCamping Fee Trails


DAR State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/dar.cfm
RT 17, West Addison, VT 802-759-2354

Habitat: Forest, Open Water

Fishing  Camping  Historical Site Parking   Showers   Shelter Restrooms  Fee


Dead Creek WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
Rte. 17, Addison, VT 802-878-1564

Habitat: Wetlands, Agricultural Fields
Fishing  Parking  Hunting  Boating HikingCanoe
Species: Best viewing of Snow Goose migration in Fall,
Waterfowl, Meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Sparrows

Commercial operators please contact before visiting


Delta Park

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
Mouth of the Winooski River, Colchester, VT 802-863-5744
Boat Launch Parking Hiking


East Bay WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24404.html
RT 10, Whitehall, NY 518-897-1291

Habitats: Emergent Marsh
Fishing  Parking Hunting Canoe Access
Species: Waterfowl, Birds of Prey, Least Bittern, Herons, Northern Harrier, Black-crowned Night-heron, Pied-bill Grebe


ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
http://www.echovermont.org/
One College St., Burlington, VT 802-864-1848
Restrooms  Restaurant  Parking  EducationHistoric SiteGift ShopFeeFishing
Museum


Ed Weed Fish Hatchery

http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/fisheries_ed_weed.cfm
RT 314, Grand Isle, VT 802-372-3171
Parking  Restrooms
Species: Waterfowl


Ethan Allen Homestead/Intervale

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
RT 127, Burlington, VT 802-865-4556

Habitat: Wetland
Education Fishing History Parking Fee Gift Shop Hiking Trails Restrooms
Species: Hawks


Fairfield Swamp WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
Off RT. 36, Fairfield, VT 802-878-1564

Habitat: Wetland

Parking  Boating
Species: Waterfowl
Access by boat only
Commercial operators please contact site before visiting.


Four Brothers Islands
Adirondack Nature Conservancy
Willsboro, NY 518-576-2082
Habitat: Nesting area
* Viewing from boat only


Grand Isle/Plattsburgh Ferry Route

802-864-9804
Great views and many species of birds to see
Fee


Great Chazy River Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23904.html
Off RT 9B, Coopersville, NY 518-897-1200

Parking Boating Fishing


The Green Mountain Audubon Center
http://greenmountainaudubon.org/
Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 802-434-3068
Trails open Dawn-to-Dusk, closed Sundays
Habitat: Forest, River, Beaver Ponds, Fields
Education ParkingSensory Trail,  Restrooms  Trails


Half Moon State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/halfmoon.cfm
Black Pond Rd, Hubbardton, VT 802-273-2848


Parking Canoe Access Fishing CampingTrails RestroomsShowers Shelter Fee


Helen Buckner Memorial Preserve at Bald Mt.
The Nature Conservancy

http://www.nature.org
Galick Road, West Haven, VT 802-265-8645
5 different habitats
Parking Trails
Commercial operators please conatct site before visiting.


Hurricane Mountain Primitive Area
RT. 9N, Elizabethtown, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Hunting Trails


Kamp Kill Kare State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/killkare.cfm

St. Albans Bay, St. Albans, VT 802-524-6021
Fishing Restrooms  Shelter Boating Historic Site Parking Fee
Ferry to Burton Island


Kings Bay WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24406.html
Point Au Fer Road, Champlain, NY, 518-897-1291
Best Viewing: Fall and Spring
Habitat: HW Swamp, Marsh
Hunting Trails Fishing Parking
Species: Black crowned Night Heron, Waterfowl, Black Terns
Mainly boat access
Commercial operators please contact site before visiting.


Kingsland Bay State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/kingsland.cfm

Off RT 7, Ferrisburgh, VT 802-877-3445
Best Viewing: Summer/Winter
Habitat: Open Water, Forest
Education Fishing Historic Site Parking Restrooms Shelter FeeTrails


Knight Point State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/knightpoint.cfm
RT 2, North Hero, VT 802-372-8389
Habitats: Open Water, Open Fields
Fishing Parking Restrooms Shelter  Boating Historic Site Fee Trails
Species: Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer


Lake Alice WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24410.html
Duprey Road, Chazy, NY, 518-897-1291
Habitat: Cropland, Woodland, Ponds
Fishing   Parking Hunting Trails Historic SiteCanoe Access
Species: Least Bittern, Virginia Rail, Osprey, Waterfowl


Lake Champlain Narrows

South Bay Boat Launch, RT 22A, Whitehall, NY 518-897-1200
Boating Fishing Parking
Habitats: Forest, Field, Marsh, Shoreline
Species: Warblers, Raptors, Waterfowl, Rails, Sparrows


Lake St. Catherine State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/catherine.cfm
RT 30, South Poultney, VT, 802-287-9158
Habitat: Open water
Fishing  Showers Snack Bar Camping  Shelter Education Restrooms Fee  Parking
Boating Trails
Species: Warbleers, Vireos, Osprey, Waterfowl


LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area

http://www.nature.org
The Nature Conservancy, South end Shelburne Bay, Shelburne, VT 802-229-4425
Habitat: Wetland
Parking


Lewis Preserve WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24413.html
Terrien & Jerusalem Road, Altona, NY, 518-897-1291
Habitat: Upland
Fishing Hunting Historic SiteTrails
Species: Ruffed Grouse, Turkey, Songbirds, Birds of Prey


Little Otter Creek WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
Hawking Rd., Ferrisburgh, VT 802-878-1564
Habitat: Marsh
Fishing Hunting ParkingCanoeing
Species: Waterfowl, Shorebirds
Commercial operators please contact site before visiting.


Macomb Reservation State Park/Macomb State Forest

http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/77/details.aspx
Schuyler Falls, NY 518-643-9952
Camping  Parking Trails Boating Fishing Fee


McCrea Farm Park

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
Off RT 127, Winooski River Delta, Colchester, VT 802-863-5744
 Parking Trails Canoe Access Fishing
Species: Waterfowl, Migrating songbirds


Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge
http://refuges.fws.gov/profiles/index.cfm?id=53520

RT 78, Swanton, VT 802-868-4781

Habitats: Mixed
Fishing Hunting Boating Education Parking Restrooms
Species: Waterfowl, Blue Heron Rookery


Montys Bay WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24414.html
Lake Shore Road, Beekmantown, NY, 518-897-1291
Best Viewing: Spring/Fall
Habitat: Swamp, Old growth forest, Agricultural Fields
Hunting FishingParking
Species: Waterfowl, Game birds
*Commercial operators please contact site before visiting.


Mount Independence Historic Site
http://www.historicvermont.org/mountindependence/
Mt Independence Rd, Orwell, VT 802-948-2000
Habitat: Grassland, Open water
Education  Historic SiteParking Gift Shop Restrooms Fee Trails


Mt. Philo State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/philo.cfm
Off RT 7, Charlotte, VT, 802-425-2390

Best Viewing: Fall
Habitat: Cliffs, Forests
Camping  Parking Restrooms  Showers  Shelter Fee Trails
Species: Hawks


Mud Creek WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
RT 2, Alburg, VT

Habitat: Great swamp


Fishing Hunting Canoeing
Species: Waterfowl, shorebirds


Muddy Brook
Winooski Valley Park District

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
Poor Farm Rd, South Burlington, VT 802-863-5744
Parking Fishing Canoe Access Trails


Old Mill Park
Winooski Valley Park District

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
Off RT 15, Jericho, VT 802-863-5744
Parking Trails Fishing


Overlook Park & Woodside Natural Area
Winooski Valley Park District

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
RT 15, Essex, VT 802-863-5744
ParkingFishingCanoe AccessTrails


Pauline Murdock WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24419.html
RT 8, Woolans Road, Elizabethtown, NY 518-897-1291
Habitat: Flood Plain, Hardwood Forest
Historic SiteParking Trails
Species: Wild Turkeys, Songbirds


Pember Museum of Natural History

http://pembermuseum.com/
33 West Main Street, Granville, NY 518-642-1515
Parking Education Historic SiteFee


Peru Dock Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23904.html

RT 9, Valcour, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Boating Fishing


Point Au Roche Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23904.html
Off RT 9, Plattsburg, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Boating Fishing


Point au Roche State Park

http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/30/details.aspx
Off RT 9, Plattsburgh, NY 518-563-0369

Habitats: Forest, Open Water
Education  Fishing Parking Restrooms Showers  Shelter Snack Bar Boating
Species: Shorebirds, Waterfowl


Poke-O-Moonshine Campground

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24490.html
RT. 9, Keeseville, NY 518-897-1200

Habitats: Forest, Marsh, Open water
Restrooms  Parking
Species: Shorebirds, Waterfowl


Port Douglas Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23897.html
RT 16, Keeseville, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Boating Fishing


Port Henry Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23897.html
Off RT 9N, Port Henry, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Boating Fishing


Putnam Pond Campground

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24492.html
Off RT 74, Ticonderoga, NY 518-897-1200
Boating Fishing Camping Parking


Putts Creek WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24421.html
Tom Clark Rd., Crown Point, NY, 518-897-1291
Habitat: Marsh, Hardwood Forest
Fishing Hunting Trails
Species: Songbirds, Virginia Rail, Least Bittern, Waterfowl


RT 4 Rest Area
RT 4, Castleton, VT

Habitat: Uplands
Parking
Species: Birds of Prey, Warblers, Catbird, Song Sparrow


Salmon Hole Park
Winooski Valley Park District

http://www.wvpd.org/6walks.htm
RT 2, Burlington, VT 802-863-5744

Parking Fishing Trails


Sand Bar State Park
http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/sandbar.cfm
RT 2. West Milton, VT 802-893-2825
Species: Shorebirds, Waterfowl
 Fishing Parking Fee Snack Bar Rest Rooms Shelter


Sand Bar WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
RT 2, Milton, VT 802-878-1564
Habitats: Wetland, Lakeshore

Parking Boating Hunting Fishing


Shaw Mountain Natural Area
The Nature Conservancy

http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/vermont/preserves/art436.html
Money Hole Rd, Benson, VT 802-265-8645
Habitats: Northern Hardwood Forests, Marsh
Parking Trails


Silver Lake Bog Preserve
http://www.nature.org
Union Falls Rd., Hawkeye, NY 518-576-2082
Habitats: Bogs, Hardwood Forest
Parking Trails


Snake Mountain WMA
http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
Off RT. 17, Addison, VT 802-878-1564

Habitat: Cliffs
Hunting Historic Site Parking Trails
Species: Hawk viewing site
Commercial operators please contact site before visiting.


South Bay Pier

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/53108.html
RT 22, Whitehall, NY 518-897-1200
Habitats:
Lake Shore, Cliffs, Marsh
Parking Boating Fishing Restroom


Ticonderoga Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23897.html
RT 74, Ticonderoga, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Boating Fishing


Valcour Island
Access from Peru Dock, Peru NY 518-897-1200
Hunting Fishing Trails


Ward Marsh WMA

http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/wma_maps.cfm
Cogman Rd, West Haven VT
Habitat: Marsh
Commercial operators please contact site before visiting.


Webd Royce Swamp
Lakeshore Rd, Westport, NY 518-897-1200
Habitat:
Swamp
Hunting
Species:
Northern Harriers, Osprey, Waterfowl


Westport Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23897.html
RT 22, Westport, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Boating Fishing


West Rutland Marsh

http://vt.audubon.org/IBAWRutland.html
Water St, West Rutland, VT
Habitat: Open water, Marsh
Parking
Species: Birds of Prey, Wetland birds


Wickham Marsh WMA
http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24423.html
Lake Street, Port Kent, NY 518-897-1200
Parking Hunting Fishing Trails
Species: Waterfowl, Turkeys, Ruffed Grouse


Wilcox Dock
Cumberland Ave., Plattsburgh, NY (518) 563-1000
Habitats: mudflat, lake shore, open water
Parking Fishing Canoe Access
Species: Shorebirds, Waterfowl


Willsboro Bay Boat Launch

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/23897.html
RT 27, Willsboro, NY 518-897-1200

Parking BoatingFishing



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