Hike the Wetlands Loop, BU Nature Preserve

BU Nature Preserve Visitor Parking - Search Nearby - Added by Jake Sells

Catch tons of wildlife while hiking around a 20 acre wetlands that is the main attraction of the Binghamton University Nature Preserve.

Park across from the Nature Preserve Kiosk where you can pay to park ($1 for 30 mins) ask an attendant for directions at the entrance of the university for ease of navigation through campus. The lot is clearly marked however and is titled 'Lot M0'

Follow trail markers to hike around the Marsh and Harpur Pond for a solid 1-2 hour trip. See wildlife just about everywhere you turn, but be careful of some animals can be very friendly with humans. You'll be in Bearcat Nation, so don't be surprised if you run into a few students escaping from their studies. Sunsets over the wetlands also make for good photo opportunities.

Refer to the link for clear trail descriptions:



1.4 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

0 ft Gain




Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Cute, but nothing special

If you enjoy being out in nature, but would just like to do a nice nature walk, then this is perfect for you! For a hike, look elsewhere

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