Info: Located on 92 acres at the former Lowville Tree Nursery. The arboretum has more than 300 species of cultivars of trees and shrubs, much wildlife, tours of tree orchards, a fish pond and picnic areas, and an observation tower (old fire tower), marsh, Adirondack lean-to. All sorts of informational markers along the trail system, arboretum also. Official Site.
Directions: From Watertown take Route 12 to Lowville (about 25 miles), look for NY State Route 812 (Indian River Road?) and continue on it until you have passed out of Lowville a short distance, toward Croghan and Harrisville, look for the area is on the left, you will see the tower. See map below.
Get Google Map Directions here or use map below. Next exact address but for GPS’s – 7327 Indian River Rd, Lowville, NY 13367
Trail Distance: 2 miles, small secondary trails go farther.
Date/Time Open: Daytime all year round.
Mountain Biking Allowed: Probably.
Regular Biking Allowed: Probably.
Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes, easy walking, no hills.
Cross-Country Skiing: Yes.
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.
Special Instructions: Pick up a pamphlet and follow the trail markings and trail numbers.