After breakfast, continue south to Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge for some excellent birdwatching and fishing. This is a vast area with many areas to explore— it is New York State's largest wildlife refuge! The trails are very well maintained and are a wonderful haven for animals. Watch migratory and resident birds including two pairs of bald eagles that have established nest sites on the refuge. Explore the outdoors by sightseeing, hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or hiking. In the colder months explore by cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Nearby are a couple of other natural treasures. At the 2,000 acre Bergen Swamp, a National Natural Landmark, rare plants and endangered animals can be seen. In the Genesee County Park, Forest & Interpretive Nature Center, you can visit the oldest county forest in New York State. The interpretive center is beautiful and acts as a gathering point for well-maintained trails for hiking including a wetlands trail and several play areas.
Two disc golf courses are also nearby including the 18-hole Angry Apple Disc Golf Course which cleverly weaves through an old apple orchard.
When you have had enough outdoor splendor for the day, head west to the Niagara Falls border returning to Canada.