Moss Lake Preserve is designated as a national, natural landmark and is owned by The Nature Conservancy. The most outstanding feature of the preserve is its 15-acre bog lake, which was formed thousands of years ago. After the last continental glacier melted, it left behind a water-filled depression. Eventually, a sphagnum moss mat grew over much of the open water.
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Address: Sand Hill Road, Houghton, NY
Website: Moss Lake Preserve (This link leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: The Nature Conservancy
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