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  • The Thousand Acre Swamp preserve is located in the Town of Penfield, just outside of Rochester. An extensive boardwalk and trail system winds through the preserve, allowing visitors to observe a unique variety of plants and wildlife.
  • Marsh marigolds are a common sight at Thousand Acre Swamp. They grow in wet, boggy places, such as marshes, fens, ditches and wet woods.
  • Thousand Acre Swamp boasts a remarkable variety of animal wildlife, including some rare or unusual species and many kinds of insects.
  • As you walk the trails, look for red and white trillium (above), jack-in-the-pulpits, trout lilies, marsh marigolds, blue cohosh, witchhazel and cattails.
  • Thousand Acre Swamp also features a number of large silver maple and ash trees.
  • Ten trails on the property show you a world of wildflowers, animals, birds, and other natural wonders. The preserve features unique habitats ranging from marshy lowlands to forested upland tracts.
  • The swamp is one of Monroe County's largest wetland systems, and plays a particularly vital environmental role in the County due to its location and immense biological diversity.
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