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.
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.
Special Instructions: Pick up a pamphlet and follow the trail markings and trail numbers.