Thompson Park Trails, Olmstead Trails

On and Around Thompson Park Hill 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: The Olmstead Trail is a nice route for mountain bikers, hikers, and nature lovers. There’s a little something for everyone – hills, valleys, open spaces, wooded areas, benches for resting, ruins of the old ski…

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Minna Anthony Common Nature Center Trails

Right in Wellesley Island State Park ” 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: The area the trail is a part of is part of a 600 acre wildlife sanctuary. There is no charge for using the trails, but it is in the Wellesley Island State Park so park entry fees…

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Calcium Nature Trail

Easy Walking or Biking Trail ” 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 paved with loose gravel. Fairly easy for anyone, whether walking or bike-riding, only a few light hills. Groomed in the winter for cross-country skiing. There is a large pond and paved parking at both ends.…

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Black River Trails

On the Old No. 8 Railroad Bed, Black River to Watertown and vice versa ” 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: Easy walking, no real challenge to bikers. Watch the cliffs if you have kids and pets as there are various places to access the water. Black-top surface on main…

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Coyote Flats State Forest Trail

553 acres of state land ” 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: 553 acres of state-owned land. Directions/Location: Take Route 37 until you get to the Shell Road and then take a left onto Pink School House Road. Then turn onto Drake Road (possibly called New Boston Road by some)…

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Winona State Forest

(Also Tug Hill Tourathon Cross-Country Ski Trail) 9,233-acre Winona State Forest, many miles of 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: Snowiest place east of the Rockies, 250 inches of snow on average in the winter. This is a large state forest located in the Jefferson County towns of Lorraine…

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Grand Lake Preserve Trails/Indian River Lakes Conservancy 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: Trail system created by the Indian River Conservancy.  For some pictures of a ruin along the trail click here. Directions/Location: (Also see map at bottom of page) Take Route 37 northward toward Redwood. At the beginning of the village of Redwood look for…

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Perch River Dam Area

Lots of Wildlife ” 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: The Perch River Dam area is very interesting, if you like trails as well as wildlife or/and fishing. There are some trails here and there, this is on DEC property. Directions/Location: This comes in two parts. You can visit either…

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Kamargo Trail/Poor’s Island Trail

On an Island in Black River Village, Along the Black River ” 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: Built and maintained by Brookfield Power. Ruins of old paper mill near beginning of the trail as well as the old grinding wheels used in the mill (for more pics of the…

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Macsherry Trail

Crooked Creek Preserve, Alex Bay ” 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: At Crooked Creek Preserve, lots of interesting wild-life and nature-related areas of interest along this trail. Bring bug-spray as this is near the wetlands, there are some wet areas during the wet seasons. Parts of this trail is…

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