Whetstone Gulf Trails

Trail is in and around the three mile long gorge

Info: Trail is in and around the edge of the three mile long gorge into the Tug Hill Plateau area. Deep cliffs, waterfalls, exercise route, wildlife, fossils. Deep cliffs and gorge area not good for kids or animals. Charge to enter the park during summer.  Wikipedia Entry.

Directions/Location: From Watertown take Route 12 for about 23 miles until you get to the intersection of Route 177. Keep right, and get onto West Road, the area is about 6 miles down, on the right. If you have gotten to Route 26 you went a little too far.  6065 West Rd., Lowville, NY 13367
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Trail Distance: 6 miles or more, exercise trail is 1 mile. Cross-country trail is 5 mile trail, gorge and exercise trail is 1 mile.

Date/Time Open: Winter recreation season from mid-December to the first week in March, open all year around but fee charged during summer.

Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes

Cross-Country Skiing: Yes

Fishing: Yes, reservoir is stocked.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: Steep cliffs, dangerous areas. Fee to enter during summer.  Upper reservoir good for fishing and canoeing.

For More Information: (315) 376-6630. Link to another site with info on this trail (including a map) – VisitTugHill.com

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