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Guided Nature Tours of the Secret Wilderness

BayCreek is located in a truly unique setting.   From our creek south is a scenic marshland rich in both natural and human history.  And from our dock north is the picturesque Irondequoit Bay with its sand cliffs, convoluted shoreline and secluded coves.  Our guide will lead you through this fascinating area, covering territory in the Irondequoit Creek wetlands, EllisonPark, and the southern tip of the bay.

 

Back To Nature Tour

With our family-friendly 2-hour "Back to Nature Kayak Tour" you will receive basic instruction in paddling and the use of a solo kayak, tandem kayak or canoe. No experience is required to join this naturalist-led tour of Rochester’s very own mini-wilderness

Float through time and history, from the period of the glaciers to modern day and from the days of the Senecas to the days of ship building on the creek.  Observe the natural beauty and the home of many birds, mammals and fish.  Paddle past a gaggle of geese. Catch sight of muskrat, mink, beaver, deer, trout, turtles, red winged blackbirds, kingfishers, great blue heron and more. There’s a multitude of wildlife to view around every bend!

The tour begins with a clinic on basic strokes and safety, and then launches off into the valley of the once mighty Dansville River.  Begin to see the effects of glaciers from millions of years past everywhere you look. Paddlers will hear stories of proud Indians and fearless explorers.  Witness the effects of man’s development and hear how our community has worked to preserve this urban oasis. 

Call to sign up today!  The nature tour is an unforgettable way to explore Rochester's Secret Wilderness.

Duration:  2 hours
Reservations: required
Schedule:  Sat 9:30-11:30am
Fee:  $50 per person
Private Tour - may be arranged, see Custom Instruction.

 

War Canoe Nature Tour

The Back to Nature War Canoe Tour is taken in BayCreek’s 23-foot war canoe. The war canoe is perfect for groups looking to stay together through the meandering channels of the creek. Your guide will steer from the stern, allowing paddlers greater freedom for photography, relaxation and sightseeing. War Canoe tours are also a great approach for groups that have paddlers with anxiety, difficulty hearing, or lots of curious and squirming youngsters - this 300-pound canoe is impervious to capsize, though many have tried! Groups with 6 to 11 people are welcome to request this popular boat for their guided tour. 

Duration:  1.5 hours
Fee:  $150 flat fee
Reservations required.
Call to schedule a tour

 


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