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The animal which seems to have claimed this area as its own is the Northern Painted Turtle, as I must have seen over four hundred of the little guys sunning themselves on logs and on the bank. It also abounds in Frogs, Great Blue Herons, Muskrats, and as the name would imply, Deer.
The most amazing part of the trip comes at the end. After navigating through marshy cattails for about two miles suddenly, out of nowhere there are 30 foot high sand dunes in front of you. As any resident of the North Country will tell you, sand dunes are not a typical terrain feature of the area and I was utterly amazed as I found myself navigating my small Riot Stealth Kayak through a narrow channel between dunes.
After about half a mile of navigating the dunes, Lake Ontario will open up in front of you. Don't worry about current as the marsh does not actually connect with the lake, rather it is separated by an approximately 25 foot wide sand bar. If you wish to continue with a little wave riding action simply drag across this sandbar and enter the water of the Lake. There is a campground and a lifeguarded beach on the left near this sandbar.
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