Protecting Yourself from Ticks

Currently there are no protective vaccines for humans for the tick-borne diseases; consequently avoiding tick bites is the best disease-prevention strategy. You can find information about Tick Biology for the Homeowner regarding ticks and tick-borne diseases. Good tick practices include:  1) Careful tick checks when coming in from the field. 2) Proper clothing …

Protecting yourself from Ticks

Currently there are no protective vaccines for humans for the tick-borne diseases; consequently avoiding tick bites is the best disease-prevention strategy. You can find information about Tick Biology for the Homeowner regarding ticks and tick-borne diseases. Good tick practices include:  1) Careful tick checks when coming in from the field. 2) Proper clothing …

First Aid Kit Supplies

Here are some good things to include in your first aid kit.  Keep in mind WHERE you’ll be hiking and with whom when you put your kit together.  For example, if you have someone with severe allergies to peanuts or bee stings, make sure you have an epi-pen. The little …

Trail Maintenance

There many ways you can join other enthusiastic volunteers in making our trails even better. Trail Work Parties are scheduled on Saturdays from April to November and specific dates are found on the calendar. The Habitat Preservation committee meets during the week and you can join them here. Finally, scouts, teams, companies, and independent groups are …

Quick Tips

Bring a cell phone Carry a whistle or sound producing device Hike with a friend Wear appropriate clothing including proper foot gear Stay on marked trails Hike during daylight hours Carry a supply of water and food Tell others where you are going and when you expect to return Be …

Whiting Road Nature Preserve

Descriptions and slideshows of trails The Whiting Road Nature Preserve, 403 Whiting Rd (N43° 14.8202′, W077° 28.1198′) consists of approximately 240 acres of land purchased by the Town of Webster under the open space referendum. This property has a variety of ecosystems which make it a beautiful area to enjoy …

Vosburg Hollow Nature Trail

Printable Map Satellite Map Active Slide Show The Vosburg Hollow Nature Trail is located off of the Hojack Trail about 1/8 of a mile southeast of Vosburg Road. It is a 0.35 mile trail that leads north along a stand of red pines and descends to a boardwalk across a …

Midnight Trail

Printable Map Satellite Map In 2007 the Town of Webster added 23 more acres of land to Webster’s Open Space Plan. The town purchased the land from Gene and Jeanne Midnight of Midnight Trail, Webster. The area is now known as the Midnight Trail. The entrance to the Midnight Trail …

John Ungar Nature Trail

Printable Map Satellite Map The John Ungar Nature Trail was built in 2009. It is accessed via wooden stairs from the Hojack Trail between Drumm Road and Van Alstyne Road 1/4 mile east of Drumm Road (N43° 14.1981′, W077° 29.5225′). This easy 0.35 mile loop travels through a wooded area …