The woodlands, open areas, modern farming activity, brush and wetlands provide a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Hunting, fishing and trapping are integral parts of the conservation and management of New York's natural resources. Check the annual syllabus for hunting, fishing, and trapping season dates which apply to the Wildlife Management Unit.
Primary Access Points And Trail Heads
The Carters Pond Wildlife Management Area is located along County Route 338 in the Town of Greenwich, Washington County.
Wildlife Species Often Seen
The woodlands, open areas, modern farming activity, brush and wetlands provide a diverse habitat for a variety of wildlife species. Wildlife may be as diverse as 51 mammals, 174 birds, 6 reptiles, 8 amphibians, and 11 fish. How many birds can you find?
Wood duck nesting boxes erected by the Waterfowl Improvement Association are scattered around the marsh. Wood ducks, hooded mergansers, screech and saw-whet owls, and tree swallows have been observed using these boxes.
Best Seasons And Times For Viewing
Spring, Summer, Fall
Don’t Miss This When Visiting
A wheelchair accessible half-mile loop trail and path to an elevated viewing platform exists within the nature trail
Related Sites Or Experiences
Visit the New York State DEC website for more information
Identify And Describe The Management Organization
The 446.5 acre management area was dedicated to Philip A. Dustin, an avid conservationist and charter member of the Waterfowl Improvement Association. The Association, a group of sportsmen, encouraged New York's acquisition of Carters Pond as a waterfowl management area.