Located off Jackson Rd. in Penfield, NY, is the Thousand Acre swamp. The Nature Conservatory owns a 400 acre section of the thousand acre swamp which it operates as a nature preserve. The preserve includes a network of short trails and boardwalks through the swamp for use in hiking and bird watching. The is a small parking lot, tucked back a few hundred feet off the road, which is sometimes closed in the winter, however you can still find snow-shoers and cross-country skiers enjoying the trails when there is snow.