This 72-acre parcel of spacious woodlands has frontage along Four Mile Creek. The preserve is mainly flat with moderate slopes along the basins of Four Mile Creek and Salt Creek. Its variety of ecosystems represents old growth forest and wetlands.
Two trails within the preserve are ¾ mile blue loop, and 1.4 mile red loop. The multi-use trails are easy grounds for walking, biking and cross-country skiing or snowshoeing during winter. The preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The prime fishing waterways in Four Mile Creek Preserve is teeming in trout and salmon. Four Mile Creek and Salt Creeks are popular for fishing, which requires a NY fishing license. Hunting is permitted only by special town permit. Camping, fires trapping and motorized vehicles are prohibited in the preserve. Dogs are permitted if leashed.
Four Mile Creek Preserve is 4 miles north of Webster. Four Mile Creek flows into Lake Ontario, with the tributary Salt Creek. A parking area is at 160 Phillips Road the corner of Phillips and Lake Road. Webster has a trail system stretching throughout the city interconnecting many of the parks with hiking trails. This trail system is not by chance but the efforts of Friends of Webster Trails group. The group began in 1997, now with more than 130 members.
Friends of Webster Trails goal is perseveration of the town natural essence in its open lands through wise management and education allowing low-impact access. The towns motto “Where Life is Worth Living” may seem lofty but the Friends of Webster Trails groups efforts aspire to contribute to this motto by improving the quality of life. Leadership of the group by president Halbert Harris has volunteers providing support through a variety of tasks ranging from basic maintenance, clearing fallen trees, spreading gravel and many other needs. They also partner with groups like the Girl and Boy Scouts to tackle larger tasks.
Webster NY has a population of 42,641 in the northeast corner of Monroe County bordered on the north by Lake Ontario, 12 miles northeast of Rochester. The town of Irondequoit is on the west and Penfield is on the south. Webster NY. The town was named after orator and statesman Daniel Webster. Sports Illustrated gave Webster the title “Number 1 Sports town in New York” in 2005.
Lake Ontario is one of the smallest Great Lakes with a surface area, of 7,340 square miles. New York State bounds the lake on the south and east, and Canada all other sides. The lakes name Ontario in the Wyandot language means “Lake of Shining Waters”.
Four Mile Creek Preserve is a 26 minute drive of 20 miles northeast of Rochester NY. Drive route 104 east to route 8 north following signs to Four Mile Creek Preserve.
The preserve has a lot to offer to a hiker or fisherman plus scenery to escape the hectic nature of our lives.