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Herons, Turtles and Cormorants, Oh My!

During the month of July we are celebrating Canandaigua Lake, so the FLM&A adventure team set out on the West River for a leisurely afternoon paddle. This lazy stream flows through the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area, into the southern end of Canandaigua Lake, with three possible launch sites: 1) West River Fishing Access Site. Look for the signs off Rt. 245 north out of Naples and left onto Sunnyside Road - this is a dirt/grass launch site. From here it is about a 4 mile paddle to the lake. 2) Off Rt. 245 (north of Naples) look for the DEC sign for Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area – West River Unit . This site has an EZ Launch® Accessible Transfer System, an ADA compliant launch that pr

Celebrating the Comm-UNITY of Canandaigua

I am one of those fortunate people who, after residing in many different locales in this country, and some others, is now able to call the Finger Lakes region “home.” With our “Focus on the Finger Lakes” theme this year at the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium (FLM&A), it has been my duty (okay, and my privilege!) to explore more of the region than just what is in my back yard. With my FLM&A Adventure Team buddies, I have cross country skied in the hills above Honeoye Lake, plied the waters of Keuka Lake in a kayak, participated in an Earth Day clean-up at Otisco Lake, and attended a symposium on blue-green algae at Owasco Lake. This month I get to stay home and appreciate my “chosen spot;”

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