The site is part of a larger area owned by the New York State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. In 2003 the bog and the area north of Lake Road were transferred to Cornell Botanic Gardens’ management. It also contains active beaver dams and various wetland habitats, and is ideal site wildlife viewing, especially birding.

Please note that the wetland habitat is extremely sensitive, so visitors must remain on the boardwalk to help protect this fragile natural area.

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Trails at Purvis Road Wetlands

The multi-use Dryden Rail Trail passes through this natural area and nearby Dryden Lake Park. Find trail routes on the mobile-friendly website ithacatrails.org.

View Trail to bog View Jim Schug Trail

More about Purvis Road Wetlands Natural Area

Natural Heritage of Purvis Road Wetlands

More about the plant communities found here.

Rules of Etiquette

Help protect our natural areas by following our rules of etiquette.

Explore Wetlands

Where to find peat bogs, vernal pools, marshes, fens, swamps, and more.

Find more to explore! Check out our interactive map.

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