Kayak launch from LaSalle’s Landing

October 7, 2011 at 8:27 pm Leave a comment

Ellyson Park wetlands

LaSalle's landing provides an easy access to Ellyson Parks wetlands

Rochester New York has several easy spots to drive, park, drop in your kayak and be surrounded by nature in minutes. LaSalle’s Landing on Empire Boulevard in Webster is a perfect example. From my house its less than a 15 minute drive. Distance from car to water about 30 ft. You paddle from Irondequoit Bay under the bridge and you can easily explore Ellyson Park’s wetlands. This park is located at the south end of Irondequoit Bay at the bottom of the hill on Empire Boulevard.

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Capturing the last threads of a sunny day

On the weekend of September 24th, County Executive Maggie Brooks held a press conference to officially rename the Ellison Park Wetlands  to Lucien Morin Park.  The Lucien Morin Park consists of 423 acres, 65% of which are wetlands whose water feeds Irondequoit Bay. Besides the winding canals you can easily get lost in, the park has about five miles of great hiking/X-country skiing trails.

The most fun is seeing how close I could get to the Great Blues.

Ellyson Park, Rochester, NY

This looks like a new dance move

Ellyson Park wetlands

Yellow Iris blooming in the cat tails

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Satellite view of the newly named Lucien Morin Park.

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Look for this sign where Empire Boulevard meets Irondequoit Bay

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