| Bear Mountain: |
a loop trail, beginning at a parking lot adjacent to campsite 27 in the Cranberry
Lake campground and ending in loop IV. Several vistas overlook the lake from the
mountain; a lean-to is located .6 mile from the parking lot.Located east of
Cranberry Lake Campground, NY.
This trail offers incredible views of the different kinds
of birds that inhabit the area while hiking this 4 mile trail. There is also an
observation tower and bird blind, for those more interested in bird watching.
Located in Rensselaer Falls, NY.
Pond Primitive Corridor: |
This undeveloped road bed is used by the owners
of Buck Pond to reach their property. >From Buck Pond it follows old logging roads
until it meets the roadbed of the logging railroad constructed by the Post and
Henderson Copany around 1905. Just north of Little Otter Pond, the trail forks
with the northern road continuein on to Youngs Rd. south of the hamlet of Star
Lake. There is usually beaver activity present during this hike.Located in
the Five Ponds Wilderness area.
|Lampson Falls: |
incredible waterfall is the highpoint of the Grass River which is known for it's
waterfalls. A trail leads down the side of the falls, and then you are able to
cross the river via a foot bridge. The views are incredible.Located just north
of Degrasse, NY.
|Campground Trail: |
trail connects Bear Mountain Trail with Burntbridge Pond Snowmobile Trail. It
was constructed in 1987 to provide campers at the Cranberry Lake Campground with
more access to this parcel. It also provides hikers with access to Bear Mountain
from Route 3. The crew that built this trail refers to it as "the boardwalk" because
two 250' bridges cross portions of Bear Mountain Swamp..Located between Rt.
3, and the Oswegatchie River.
|Moores Trail: |
trail, although paralleling the Wanakena Snowmobile Trail, follows a more scenic
route adjacent to the Oswegatchie river. Canoeists sometimes use this trail as
a carry between Inlet and Wanakena.Located just west of Cranberry Lake.
|Cat Mountain: |
Evidence of the blowdown of 1995 is all
around you as you make your way up to the summit of Cat Mountain. The views from
the top are beautiful.Located south of Cranberry Lake, NY.
Pond Loop: |
This loop begins on the Sixmile Creek Trail approximately .5
mile from West Flow. It passes Spectacle and Simmons ponds and joins the former
Olmstead Pond Trail at the Olmstead Pond lean-to and continues to rejoin the Sixmile
Creek Trail.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness Area.
|Cowhorn Junction Trail: |
This trail connects the High
Falls loop with Cowhorn Junction. It provides access to the Cat Mountain Trail
and passes Cat Mountain and Bassout Ponds..Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness
|Otterbrook Trail: |
This trail follows a
restricted access road from the South Branch of the Grass River to Chair Rock
Flow. It shortens the distance to Dog Pond to 3.4 miles..Located east of Cranberry
|Dog Pond Loop Trail: |
of this trail began in 1988. It leaves the Burntbridge Pond Snowmobile trail at
Brandy Brook Flow, passes four developed campsites on the flow and heads south,
crossing the Hedgehog Pond Trail to Curtis Pond, where it goes easterly to Irish
and Dog ponds. At Proulx's Clearing, near Dog Pond the trail turns north to meet
the Burntbridge Pond Snowmobile Trail west of Burntbridge Pond.Located between
Rt. 3 and the Oswegatchie River.
|Sand Lake Trail: |
trail begins at the southwestern corner of the High Falls loop and crosses the
only bridge over the Oswegatchie River within this wilderness. Beaver flooding
is very common along the beginning of the trail. The trail runs southwesterly
past Five Ponds and Wolf Pond, ending at Sand Lake. Lean-tos are located at Big
Shallow Little Shallow, Wolf Pond and Sand Lake.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness
|High Falls Loop: |
begins at the parking lot on the South Shore Rd. in the Hamlet of Wanakena at
the start of the Dead Creek Flow Trail. After leaving the former roadbed, the
trail follows old logging roads to meet with a short trail that provides access
for boaters from Janack's Landing. On the return trip a hiker may continue along
an abandoned logging railroad that ran between High Falls and Wanakena. This trail
will likely contain some beaver flooding.Located in the Five Ponds Wilderness
|Wolf Lake: |
This trail takes you to a bluff
offering beautiful scenery Huckleberry Lake. This trail takes you through a series
of lakes and there are many lean-to to make camp should one want to stay the weekend.Located
just outside of Talcville, NY.