8375 N. Main St

Canastota, NY, 13032 

(315) 697-2950 

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri 9AM - 4PM

Sat 10AM- 3PM


Our Mission

Our mission is to foster environmental, cultural and natural history education; to promote outdoor recreation; to preserve biological diversity, and to conserve and manage natural resources in the Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario watersheds.

The GSC holds numerous events open to the public, showcasing nature in all four seasons. Including, the annual Spring and Fall migration festivals, where artisans and vendors from around Central New York come to showcase their wares and celebrate the arrival and departure of our migrant feathered friends.

Upcoming Events


Who We Are /What We Do

If you want a wildlife viewing experience, take a walk to one of the many restored wetlands located at the Nature Center. The Great Blue Heron rookery on the east side trail system is easy to view from the mowed path. There are approximately 7 miles of trails, with a 900 foot board walk on the west side. Simpson Park has a catch and release fishing area for families.

A variety of environmental programs are offered for adults and children. Visitors are welcome to walk the trails from dawn to dusk, picnic on the grounds without staff present. Office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 1oam- 3pm.

For more information, email greatswampconservancy@ gmail.com or call 315-697- 2950.