Lowville Demonstration Area & Forestry Nature Trail

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.

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.

Fishing: Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: Pick up a pamphlet and follow the trail markings and trail numbers.

For More Information: Fred Munk 315-376-3521. *Official Site *Site from VisitTugHill.com

Map to Trail

Map to Trail

Map of Trails

Map of Trails

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  1. Pingback: Arboretum at the Lowville Forest Demonstration Area in NATURE PLACE JOURNAL, February 2015, by Carolyn M Johnson | clynjohnson

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