After 8 long years of work, including driving over 30,000 miles to investigate natural resource areas and taking over 35,000 photographs to document the work, our new website, Explore Wild New York, is nearly ready to launch! Initially, the site will include only inland trout streams, but these will quickly be followed by warm-water streams, inland lakes, and Great Lakes tributaries. Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the upper and lower Niagara River will follow later this year. While most of the information on the website involves fishable waters in western New York, I’ve also included a lot of information on paddling, birding and hiking.

Fishing at Wiscoy Falls

For a sneak preview of what the site has to offer, visit our booths at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo being held in the Niagara Falls Convention Center from February 16 through 19, and at the WNY Sport and Travel Expo being held at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from March 10 through 12. We’ll explore the site together, investigate its many tools, and check out some of the best trout streams in western New York.