Douglas L. Murray Agricultural Heritage Trail

Info: Open daily during daylight hours for walking, running, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.  Educational displays about the wetlands, native forest and local habitat.  There is an occasional informational sign, good parking.  Nearby is the Glasier Trail, though they are close they don’t connect via the trail.  See trail comment at bottom of page for a little more information and photo.


Comment by visitor: On 7/10/2018 Christy writes “As you first start trail, there is a wood bench and large rock that looks over waste treatment plant. I sat on bench to tie my shoe and was stung. Just to let you know, there is a large wasps nest behind that bench! I am not allergic but could be very dangerous for someone else! Again as you first start trail, wood bench , look behind it, very large wasps nest attached to bench. Hopefully no one else gets hurt.”

Directions/Location: 23400 NY-177, Rodman, half a mile from the landfill.

Trail Map/Directions (Glasier Trail Map also shown):

Glasier and Murray Trails

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Murray Trail: 43.828738, -75.920591
Glasier Trail: 43.824527, -75.903940
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Murray Trail
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Glasier Trail

 GPS Coordinates: ?

Trail Distance: Just under two miles.

Trail Surface: Mowed grass and dirt.

Date/Time Open: During daylight hours.

Mountain Biking Allowed: ?

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.

Cross-Country Skiing: Yes.

Fishing: ?

Pets Allowed: ?

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions/Information:

For More Information and Trails Maps: DANC Website.

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  1. Nice trail mowed through the grass and woods. Winds around a deep vegetated creek, has signs here and there about wildlife, good wooden bridges where necessary. Somebody puts hay over muddy pots. Occasional light whiff of landfill, but not that bad and usually masked by plant life. Saw a deer run across the trail. Decent parking for maybe a dozen or so cars. Not lots about agriculture like you would expect from the name though. I expected to see old rusted harvesters sitting around. Just a nature walk. There’s another similar one called the Glassier on the opposite side of the landfill entrance, a third of a mile down the road. They don’t connect unless you want to walk up the shoulder.

  2. Here’s another photo.

  3. Does anyone know the story of the old car found on this trail? It looks to be from the 40s.

    • I don’t know the history of the car but the trail was built on what was previously an old farm – as is mentioned on some of the info plaques.

  4. The Murray Nature Trail begins where at the site of the former home of Kevin and Bonnie Larkin and their children – Shelene, Allison and Nathanael. A two story farmhouse and adjacent garage stood on the property. Their closest neighbor was Harold Glasier, who continued his small farm until his death in 1996. The Larkin property was sold to DANC in the early 1990’s.

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