NEW!! Braddock Bay East Spit Field Trip
September 14 @ 8:00 am
This trip may need to be rescheduled or cancelled due to high Lake Ontario water levels as well as rough water weather conditions. Please check back to this site as the trip approaches for up-to-date information.
The newly constructed barrier beach off what is known as the East Spit has become a major attraction for migrating shore birds. In order to view them, however, we will need to get to the island by wading across a small channel that can be knee-deep water depending on the water level and wave action. Wear boots or water shoes (not barefoot) and shorts or pants that roll up.
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the north end of the Westpoint Marina parking lot. Exit the Ontario State Parkway at E. Manitou Road, pass the Braddock Bay Park entrance and turn left at the Westpoint Marina (105 E Manitou Rd, Rochester, NY 14612). Drive SLOWLY through the marina to get to the parking lot at the end of the lane. Park ONLY in a parking spot, not in the turn-around! Additional parking is available in the public area just before the marina.
Extra spotting scopes would be helpful.