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Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area

Greece, Monroe County

Images of the habitat , wildlife and amenities at Braddock Bay

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This expanse of grasslands, marshes and open water, just west of Rochester on the south shore of Lake Ontario, is an important stop on the Atlantic Flyway for large gatherings of migrating raptors, waterfowl and songbirds in the spring and fall. The geography here funnels thousands of birds to food, shelter and nesting sites among the wetlands, scrub and woods.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Roadways provide easy access to the many trails
  • Two accessible platforms
  • Boardwalk into the marsh
  • Wildlife blinds
  • Hawk-watch platform

Recreational Opportunities

  • Bicycling, hiking and nature trails (some paved and accessible to persons with disabilities)
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Hunting and trapping

Accessible Features


This site has some accessible features including some trails and two wildlife viewing platforms. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


2,125 acres

Closest Town



See Google Maps for step by step directions to Braddock Bay. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window.)

Contact Information:

Address: Lake Ontario Parkway and East Manitou Road
Telephone: 585-226-2466
Website: Braddock Bay Fish Wildlife Management Area
Visit nearby Braddock Bay Bird Observatory for nature programs (This link leaves the DEC web site)

Photo Credits: Dana Hilderbrant, Sue Shafer, Jim Clayton