Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area includes 660 acres within the town of Peru. Over thousands of years, the Ausable River has deposited rich silt and soil at its mouth. The result is an incredibly fertile delta. Today, this delta area is used for recreation and research, including fishing, trapping, hunting, canoeing, natural resources education, wildlife observation, and photography. The supply of fish within the marsh and river has attracted not only anglers, but also osprey, a threatened species in New York. Waterfowl are also common to the marsh.
The wildlife management area features 12 distinct ecological communities--from floodplain forests to emergent marsh.
A foot trail, about one mile long, provides easy access. From this point, paddlers also have access to the Ausable Point Campground, which has a sand beach day use area.