64 acres of biking, Kayaking/canoeing, fishing, hiking, ice skating, picnic shelters, playground, and cross-country skiing. Map of DeWitt Recreation Area here.




A kayaking expansion at recreation area

A new launch is now in place for those who want to bring their own kayaks, youth programs who want to reserve kayaks or when the county Park and Forest has programs. A kayak launch is in place, the result of a collaboration between the county, the city and the Rotary Club.

 The launch itself is open to the public for anybody to use. They can drop their kayak in and then us it normally. It’s a lot safer than dropping it off the edge and scooching yourself in. Sometimes you have to step in the water and get in.

All a person has to do is slide a kayak into the middle of the launch, between two decks, and then hold onto the handle in the middle and sit down in the kayak.

To sign up for activities, people should call Interpretive Nature Center Conservation Education Program Coordinator Shannon Lyaski at (585) 344-1122.

Scenic portions of the Ellicott Trail.

Hours of Operation

May-Sept: Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct-April: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Contact Us

115 Cedar Street
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 585-344-8508

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