Kraai Preserve

Location: Town of Arcadia, Wayne County

Size: 30 acres

Description: This preserve features woodlands and the stream corridor along the Ganargua Creek with floodplains, wetlands, and ponds. Across the creek from the Wayne County Norsen Park, the preserve protects a long stretch of Ganargua Creek. Trails wander along the creek and in the woods, where over thirty species of wildflowers carpet the woods each year.

Trail Description: This preserve is located at the end of Norsen Road in Arcadia. Parking is available along the side of the road. Look for a green Genesee Land Trust sign that marks the trailhead and a short (.3m) loop trail leading through a wooded wetland along Ganargua Creek. After walking along the creek the trail leads out to a large field. Following the edge of the field, the trail loops back on itself. A highlight of the trail includes spring wildflowers and hand-painted ceramic native plant markers. How many can you find?

History: The Preserve is named in honor of the Kraai family. Doug and Becky Kraai purchased the land in 1983.

Getting There

Driving Directions: Travel east on Rte. 31 into the City of Newark. At the intersection with Rte. 88 turn left (north). Follow Rte. 88 north for about a mile. Turn right onto Welcher Road. Norsen Road is approximately 2 miles north of Welcher Road intersecting at the sharp right bend in the road. Follow Norsen Rd. to its end.

Approximate Address of Parking: 2461 Norsen Rd, Newark (roadside)

GPS coordinates: 43.097426,-77.062075


Genesee Land Trust staff photos