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“relaxing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Depew
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A unique 292-acre complex of forests, ponds, and wetlands brimming with wildlife including deer, fox, coyote, and waterfowl. Spring and fall migrations offer excellent birding opportunities. Explore nature on several miles of trails, with special features like the "State Symbols Trail," the largest forest-grown beech tree in New York State, and a nature playground. Year-round recreation opportunities include snowshoe and cross-country ski adventures, walks on seasonal topics, and a fall nature festival. The Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center houses exhibits and a children's area. The center is a LEED Silver certified building, and visitors can take a self-guided tour to learn about the center's "green" features. We invite you to share in nature's harmony at Reinstein Woods!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access
Lancaster, New York, United States
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“relaxing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Take my granddaughters here for picnic and walk every summer. It is always fun and they pretend they are in the wilderness. Paths are easy and there are 14 different ones. Take some peanuts to feed chip monks! Also a camera or cell phone.

Visited July 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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562 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Delightful Suburban Oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This NYSDEC-operated facility is not far from the railroad tracks and the Buffalo airport, but once you are there you feel like you are transported into a natural oasis. About 6-8 miles of flat trails wind through the facility, highlighting different micro-environments. There are wetlands, ponds and forests - including the largest beech tree in New York State. While we were there for a couple hours we saw herons, deer, turtles, and beautiful pink water lilies - all great for the photo buff. There is a nice building with a strong children's education program.

Visited July 2014
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