ClassicBuffalo.com home page
A Guide to the city of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and the WNY region. USA

Home
About
aStore
Attractions
Blog
Business
Companies
Education
Employment
Entertainment
Famous Buffalonians
Food
FreeTools
Green Belt
Government
History
Local News
Media
Music
Outdoor Activities
Pipeline
Questions
Society
Shopping
Site Map
Sponsors
Sports
Travel
Veterans
Weather
WNY Polonia
WNY Outdoors

 

Camp Out
Get the best camping gear.

Link to ClassicBuffalo.com

Click here to Submit Event to "The Pipeline", a monthly events calendar from ClassicBuffalo.com.  Get the latest Buffalo news, classics, WNY events info and more.

Click Here to Make Classic Buffalo Your Home Page

Hit Ctrl-D to Add this page to your Favorites menu.

This website is best viewed with a 1024x768 screen and IE8.

Thanks for visiting & please come again.

Many pages on this website are graphic intensive and may take time to load, especially with slow access to the Internet.  For more info about the Greater Buffalo-Niagara, WNY region,
Visit our Home Page at: www.classicbuffalo.com

Contact: Webmaster.
Copyright 2004 - 2011 ClassicBuffalo.com. All rights reserved. All text, images, audio and material on this site may not be used for profit, reprinted or published without permission from the author.
Revised: 06/17/11
By using this website, www.classicbuffalo.com, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Western New York Outdoors
A Parks and Recreation Guide to locations for outdoor adventures in WNY.

Great Baehre Swamp
State Wetlands in the Town of Amherst, Erie County.


Western New York Outdoors home

Description:

The silver maple-ash swamp is a forested wetland used for viewing nature and hiking.  There is parking access, picnic areas, a boardwalk, bike paths and trails.  At the north end of the Wildlife Management Area is Margaret Louise Park.  These suburban wetlands provide excellent wildlife habitat, as well as a food source, while also providing flood and erosion control.

Directions from the I-290 Exit 5, go east on Maple Road, turn left on Hopkins Road.  The Conservation Area will be on your right after you pass Klein Road.  Further north, before Heim Road on the left side of Hopkins, is the state wetlands and the Margaret Louise Park bike path.

Maps:

Great Baehre Swamp map



Images:
  Click on a thumbnail pic to enlarge the image.

Margaret Louise Park

State Wetlands and park off Hopkins Road, the northern section.

Bike Route

Parking lot, trails and conservation park.

Margaret Louise Park

Entrance sign and bike route in the Town of Amherst.

Recreation Area

A winter day in the park, Wednesday, February 16th, 2005.

Great Baehre

Conservation Park and boardwalk entrance. Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Boardwalk

Walk bikes and don't feed the waterfowl.

Frozen Pond

View toward recreation area from boardwalk.

Tower

View of frozen swamp area from boardwalk.

Trail

Snow covered boardwalk in woodland forest of red maple trees viewed toward the Wildlife Management Area.

Skunk Cabbage

Educational sign posted along the trail for a common plant in the swamp.

State Wetlands

Wildlife Management and Conservation Areas in the southern section.

Other Related Sites:

NYS DEC - Region 9 State Lands and Wildlife Management Area.
Town of Amherst


Click here to return to the WNY Outdoors page.