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

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.


Spring brings a diversity of songbirds to Cornell Botanic Gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and along with her, a glorious return of songbirds to Cornell Botanic Gardens’ diverse natural areas. Visit three spring migration hotspots.

Natural Area

Walk Through Wetlands

View a birds-eye view of Purvis Road Wetlands, natural area best experienced from the Dryden Rail Trail.

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