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22nd Annual Salmon River Hatchery Open House

  • Dates: September 22, 2018
  • Address: 2133 Co. Rte. 22, Altmar, NY 13302
  • Phone: 315-298-7605
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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  • The open house will feature guided tours of the renovated facility. Kids can also learn how to cast a fishing rod, tie flies, and participate in a laser shooting range. And if you have never witnessed the fish ladder that assists in migration and spawning, it's mind blowing. DEC will lead tours of the facility throughout the day, providing attendees with behind-the-scenes access to the hatchery's inner-workings. The popular fish ladder will also be on display, offering the opportunity to view salmon as they migrate. Additionally, children will have the opportunity to learn to cast a fishing rod, tie flies, participate in a laser shooting range, observe the aquatic life of Beaverdam Brook, and learn about rare and threatened fish species in New York State. In addition to the scheduled program events, several conservation organizations, fishing and hunting clubs, and outdoor recreation groups will be on hand with displays and activities to provide information about their role in the Salmon River Corridor and the Lake Ontario ecosystem. Guests can also visit the nearby Salmon River Falls, a DEC Unique Area located four miles from the hatchery. The area offers several hiking trails, including a short and accessible trail that leads to an observation point for the 110-foot waterfall, offering views of spectacular scenery. Visit DEC's website for more information about the Salmon River Hatchery and Salmon River Falls Unique Area.