MacKay Wildlife Preserve

MacKay Wildlife Preserve

There are interesting man-made and geologic wonders to discover at MacKay Wildlife Preserve in Caledonia. You’ll find a sea of round, moss-covered boulders, a diverse collection of hardwoods, and unusual land formations. The incredible rocks found within the preserve’s 26 acres have been studied by geologists, and some were determined to be 380 million years old. They contain fossils from our tropical-sea days. Cal-Mum science teachers take classes here to explore the geology and biodiversity.

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MacKay Wildlife Preserve

A peaceful retreat and educational experience

Along the nature trail you’ll find signage that tells the story of some of the trees, features, and formations around you.

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MacKay Wildlife Preserve signage

Quiet places to sit and observe

There are perfectly-placed benches throughout the preserve. The park’s designer built and placed the benches himself, and when you learn about MacKay Wildlife Preserve’s history, you’ll discover they have a story of their own.

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MacKay Wildlife Preserve

The trails are defined yet rustic.

We never got lost, but never felt as though we had been shuffling through a curated experience. They pathways felt natural, like trails the deer had created on their search for food and water; paths of least resistance.

MacKay Wildlife Preserve
MacKay Wildlife Preserve
MacKay Wildlife Preserve

A well-defined border

The property is bordered on the east by Spring Street and by a fieldstone wall on the west. The southern border is an active rail line that delivers to Jones Chemical (the old NYC Peanut Line), while the northern border is the inactive Lehigh Valley Line, which is cut just west of Spring Street.

MacKay Wildlife Preserve Map

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MacKay Wildlife Preserve
MacKay Wildlife Preserve rock wall

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MacKay Wildlife Preserve Caledonia NY
MacKay Wildlife Preserve Caledonia NY
MacKay Wildlife Preserve Caledonia NY
MacKay Wildlife Preserve Caledonia NY
MacKay Wildlife Preserve Caledonia NY

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