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Baltimore Woods Nature Center

Marcellus, Onondaga County

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In the 19th century, most of the acreage here was working farmland, now reclaimed by forest.A wooded stream valley cuts through mounds of glacial debris left by the retreating ice. The preserve also includes a pond, landscaped gardens and a wetland.

Wildlife to Watch

  • Eastern box turtles
  • Great horned owls
  • Flying squirrels
  • Monarch butterflies
  • Frogs
  • Salamanders

Where to Watch

  • Trails
  • Gardens
  • Pond
  • Wetlands

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Interpretive center

Accessible Features

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This site has some accessible features. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


180+ acres

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 315-673-1350

Address: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd., Marcellus, NY

Website: Baltimore Woods Nature Center (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: Margaret Manthey