Chippewa Bay Preserve

A mix of forest and wetland habitat, Chippewa Bay Preserve is part of the wildlife corridor that links the Adirondacks in the south with Algonquin Park to the north.

  • Chippewa Creek - photo by Chris Murray
  • Chippewa Creek
  • Mouth of Chippewa Creek
  • Trail construction on Chippewa Bay Preserve

The Preserve is located at the end of New Road in Chippewa Bay. If you are using GPS to find it, look for River Bay Adventure Inn at 97 New Road. Once you reach River Bay Adventure Inn, go straight ahead, up a slight rise into the woods. There is a small parking area about a quarter mile further ahead on the left.

This Preserve along Chippewa Creek, includes important wetland habitat, protecting lands for wildlife and wildlife movements. Part of a wildlife corridor, that extends from the Adirondack mountains northward across the St. Lawrence and into Algonquin Park, the Preserve helps to provide safe passage as well as excellent habitat for breeding, nesting and feeding wildlife. This corridor is known as the Frontenac Arch.

This sixty-plus acre parcel is nestled along Chippewa Creek and has both forested and wetland habitat. A series of trails on the Preserve provide outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, birding, and wildlife observation. It also protects the watershed of Chippewa Creek and smaller rivulets that feed into Chippewa Bay on the St. Lawrence River.

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