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Caledonia Fish Hatchery

Natural Area or Park
The oldest hatchery in New York State and the Western Hemisphere

Located just 30 minutes from Rochester in the Village of Caledonia, the Caledonia Hatchery is America's first fish hatchery established in 1864 by one of the Genesee Valley’s most famous residents - Seth Green. Green was a man before his time with a vision for creating a sustainably managed network of creeks and rivers that would give people access to healthy, local foods. His innovative techniques for fish propagation put Western New York on the map and remains an influential model for fish farming globally.

Photos Courtesy of Kelly Lucero

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Open: 8am - 4pm every day, year round
Location: Rte. 36, between Mumford and Caledonia

ABOUT
Virtually all of the two-year-old brown trout used in DEC's stocking program for 13-15 inch trout are produced at Caledonia Hatchery. Annual production is approximately 170,000 pounds. The property also has a small picnic area, nature trail, and historical information.

If you visit in the summer you may be lucky enough to see cedar waxwings, a summer staple at the fish hatchery, which are extremely fun to watch as they dive for bugs over the creek!