Mannsville Community Park Trails

Info: Part of the Mannsville Community Park. There are numerous trails in this park. The park also has a softball field, picnic tables and a pavilion, some firepits, buildings (for events perhaps?), and parking. A nice community park. Directions/Location: If coming from Watertown or points North on Route 81, get…

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Carthage Park Trail

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Great Bend Trail

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El Dorado Beach Preserve Trails

No bikes or pets allowed. ” template=”/home2/oabonny1/public_html/hmienterprises/nnytrails/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Info: No bikes or pets allowed as this is a nature preserve, if you are looking for trails nearby where you can bike and/or take your pets see Black Pond Trails or Lakeview Wildlife Management Area Trails. Directions/Location: From…

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Chaumont Barrens

Jefferson County’s Hidden Ecological Treasure ” template=”/home2/oabonny1/public_html/hmienterprises/nnytrails/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] *Website about Chaumont Barrens from Nature.org Info: I don’t normally list trails that don’t allow bikes or pets but this one is rather unique. An Alvar landscape preserve, formed by glaciers 10,000 years ago or more. Be careful where…

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Lyme Lane

Chaumont, behind the school ” template=”/home2/oabonny1/public_html/hmienterprises/nnytrails/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Info: This trail is was made by the class of 2000 of Lyme Central School. Directions: State Route 12E to Chaumont, then to Church Street and go past the school a bit, look for the trail entrance on the left,…

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Washington Park and Trails

” template=”/home2/oabonny1/public_html/hmienterprises/nnytrails/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Info: This is a large park on Jefferson County-owned land in the town of Lorraine, with parking areas and many trails, a nice picnic area with log buildings, pavilions, a stream, and toilets. Some trails have signs and markings. Camping without permits is allowed. There…

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Waterworks Park

Right in Watertown ” template=”/home2/oabonny1/public_html/hmienterprises/nnytrails/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Info: This is a very short trail but has some nice scenery along the water. Directions: Get on Eastern Boulevard in Watertown and head out toward Black River, but not too far! Before the bridge on the outskirts of the city…

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Rivergate Trail/Sissy Danforth Trail

Long Railroad Bed trail, Philadelphia/Clayton/Redwood ” template=”/home2/oabonny1/public_html/hmienterprises/nnytrails/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery-caption.php” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Info: Old railroad bed trail built on the old New York Central line.  The trail is around 30 miles overall, forks go to Philadelphia, Clayton, and Redwood.  For mileage charts see the Rivergate Wheelers chart and map and for history of…

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