Directions to the Marsh
Utica Marsh is found in the floodplain of the Mohawk River just north of the of Utica. From the arterial (the Pulaski Highway, Routes 8 and 12 running from New Hartford in the south to the New York Thruway in the north), take Oriskany Boulevard (Route 5A) west past the first cross-street, Schuyler Street, to the second cross-street, Barnes Avenue, and turn right (Barnes Avenue is 0.7 miles from the arterial). There is a sign pointing to Utica Marsh where Barnes Avenue intersects Oriskany Boulevard. Follow Barnes Avenue over the Mohawk River and past several junk yards to where it ends t the Barge Canal. At the end of Barnes Avenue, there is a large parking lot off to the left as well as a small parking lot off a small access road on the right. It is 1.1 miles from Oriskany Boulevard to the Parking lots at the end of Barnes Avenue. The main trail from the parking lot on the right leads to the observation tower. Much before the Barge Canal and immediately after most of the junk yards (0.4 miles from Oriskany Boulevard), there is a dirt road off to the right from Barnes Avenue, labeled Dousharm Rd., which leads to the pavilion part of Utica Marsh.

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