Grand Lake Preserve Trails/Indian River Lakes Conservancy Trails

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 a right-hand road called Cottage Hill Road. Turn onto this. When you eventually come to a fork bear left (continue on Burns Road, the right-hand road is Cottage Hill Road). When you come to the junction with the Lake of the Woods DEC sign bear left (continue on Burns Road). Watch for the parking area(s) on the left further down this seasonal road, there are two.  The trailhead is across from the first parking lot.  The second parking lot is at a trailhead for one of the trails, but there is another trailhead down the road – park your car and walk down the road and watch for the trail sign on the right. The photos above were taken from the parking area for the first trail on the Burns Road, the trail itself is across the road. The second parking area is approximately .6 of a mile further down the road. There are a number of trails in this system.  If you have a GPS “45590 Burns Road, Redwood” should get you close to the parking lots – don’t turn onto Fauteau Road, stay on Burns Road to find the parking lots.
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Coordinates/Waypoint(s): 44’19.599N -75’44.450W First parking area for trail on Burns Road, second is about .6 of a mile further down.

Trail Distance: Multiple trails, see graphic below.  First trail – unknown length. Butterfield Lake Trail – 1 1/8 mile.

Date/Time Open: ?

Mountain Biking Allowed: No.

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes

Cross-Country Skiing: ? Likely not possible.

Fishing: Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: Some of these trails can be fairly rough but the conservancy does of good job of maintaining them in general. The seasonal road to get to these trails might be hard to travel in the winter.  Sometimes while onthe trail you may have to keep an eye out for trail signs if you are not familiar with the trails, or take a trail map with you from a kiosk.

For More Information: Contact the Indian River Conservancy.

General Location Map (for directions see above)

General Location Map (for directions see above)

From the Indian River Lakes Conservancy pamphlet. Click for larger version, or right-click and Save-As.

From the Indian River Lakes Conservancy pamphlet. Click for larger version, or right-click and Save-As.

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