On the east side of Washington Avenue, across from Quinland Park is what we call the Outlet for Collins Lake.
This body of water drains the overflow from the lake into the Mohawk River and is generally a protected nature area. This year
even with an Amtrak bridge nearby it's been a favorite area for the
Greet Blue Heron. Up to four of these ususual visitors have been spotted as well as an occasional
Great Egret, enjoying the
boundiful fishing available.