Otter Creek Preserve and Nature Trail

Within Walking Distance of Alex Bay


Info: One hundred and seven acres of woods and wetlands very near Alexandria Bay, NY, at the center of the Frontenac Arch – which is the reason why this trail is here with NY State designated Class I wetlands.  There are lots of birds and animals of all types here, being a breeding ground for many and the wetlands can store and filter water for the area as well as being spawning grounds for fish.  Look for the amazing suspension bridge and the beautiful two-story observation deck – the lower deck being accessible.  Created by TILT (Thousand Islands Land Trust), the existing trail opened in 2015 and new trails will be added in the future.

Directions/Location: 193 Church Street, Alexandria Bay (Route 26)From the Route 12 and Route 26 intersection at Alex Bay head South (away from Alex Bay) on Route 26.  The entrance to the trail is around .4 of a mile from the intersection before the Alex Bay Drive-In.

Trail Map (interactive):

Otter Creek Preserve and Trail

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Otter Creek Preserve and Trail 44.326189, -75.910989

Trail Distance: Around 2 miles in all.

Date/Time Open: Open in all seasons.

Surface: Depending on which trail section it is gravel, wood chips, or dirt and grass (and some stone).  A wooden suspension bridge.

Biking Allowed: ?

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.

Cross-Country Skiing: ?

Fishing: ?

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Map of Trail: 


Special Instructions: 

For More Information: TILT’s website for the Otter Creek Preserve and Trail.

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