Zenda Farms Preserve and the LoisJean & John MacFarlane Trail

Info: The LoisJean & John MacFarlane Trail trail is a short trail opened in 2011 on the historic Zenda Farms site, which includes unique farm buildings and has a community picnic, a community garden, children’s garden and children’s natural play area, and is a wildlife habitat.  Created by TILT (Thousand Islands Land Trust).  Many signs are shown along the path with info on the farm and ecology.

Directions/Location: 38973 Zenda Farm Road, Clayton.  Off from Route 12E 1.3 miles west of the traffic light in Clayton at the intersection of Route 12 and Route 12E.  Parking area on the Zenda Road.

Trail Distance: 
About 1.3 miles.

Date/Time Open: Dawn to Dusk.

Surface: Light gravel, small bridges.  Very level and short.

Biking Allowed: ?

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.

Cross-Country Skiing: Yes.

Fishing: ?

Pets Allowed: Yes, leashed during nesting season.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Map of Trail:


More comprehensive trails map on the TILT website.

Special Instructions: Keep dogs leashed during nesting season.  There are two entrances, one with a parking lot and one on the next road over (east-ward).

For More Information: TILT’s website for the Zenda Farms Preserve and the LoisJean & John MacFarlane Trail.

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