Sat, Oct 14|
Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park
Ribbon Cutting & Nature Walk at Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park
Join us as we officially open our Cassadaga Lakes Nature Preserve and celebrate recent improvements at the site! Then take a guided walk with us!
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2023, 2:00 PM
Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park, Cassadaga, NY
About the event
Come celebrate with us!
We’re having a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, October 14th at 2pm to officially open the Cassadaga Lakes Nature Park and celebrate the completion of a number of improvements that we recently made to the park! Following some short remarks starting at 2:15pm, we’ll also be offering a guided tour of the park and, since it’s a celebration, we’ll also have some cake and light refreshments available for our guests!
The majority of the improvements to the park were made to enhance the visitor experience there, and we can’t wait for you to see them! They include the development of several trails, the addition of a kiosk/pavilion and interpretive signage, and the installation of a wildlife viewing platform, bird blind, and numerous benches. The park is an ideal location for a number of outdoor recreational activities such as walking, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, bird and wildlife watching, and nature photography and study.
In addition to providing a space for community recreation, the park provides and protects important habitat for local wildlife such as salamanders, frogs, turtles, waterfowl, and other birds. More than 175 species of birds have been identified there, making it one of the most diverse birding sites in Chautauqua County!
The 77-acre park also conserves 26 acres of wetlands and 1,100 feet of natural shoreline, as well as mature stands of hemlock and white pine trees, which help protect the area’s water quality by filtering rainwater runoff before it drains to nearby lakes.
The event is open to the public, and RSVPs are not required. The park is located at 8115 NY Route 60 in Cassadaga (between Camp Gross and Tim Horton’s). We hope to see you there!