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Lytle Nature Preserve

Lytle Nature Preserve

Lockport, Erie County

Size: 75 acres

Hiking difficulty: Easy

The 75-acre Lytle Nature Preserve was donated to the Town of Lockport by William F. Lytle in 2008. This property is owned by the town, but it is protected with a conservation easement by the Land Conservancy. It has diverse habitats that feature wetlands, mixed hardwood forests, farmland, and open meadows, including 47 acres of grassland maintained as habitat for birds and other wildlife.

The Lytle Nature Preserve is a spectacular spot to enjoy nature. For much of its history, it was used for agriculture. In recent years, the preserve has undergone a conversion to a grassland habitat rich with beautiful wildflowers and colorful butterflies. As such, it is a prime example of habitat restoration. Red-winged Blackbirds, Bobolinks, and other migratory birds that fly thousands of miles each year all spend time significant time here, as do spring peepers, salamanders, and other amphibians.

There is plenty of available parking at the preserve, which you can access on N. Canal Road near the Erie Canalway entrance.

Address: 6637 N Canal Rd, Lockport, NY 14094

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