Bergen Swamp

Swamp Road, Bergen, NY

2,000 acre swamp and nature preserve, a National Natural Landmark


Bergen Swamp is to the left in this photo

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2020




The Bergen Swamp is a 2,000 acre swamp and nature preserve, a relic of the prehistoric Lake Tonawanda. It is home to a wide diversity of plants and wildlife with 2,392 species of plants cataloged. Many of those plants are orchids. In addition, there are rare birds that are known to breed here.

It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1964, the first such site to be designated.

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2021: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • January 5, 2021: Added by J.R. Manning


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