County offers a variety of hiking opportunities to suit your childrens ability
Please scroll down the list to find that perfect trail.
| Trail Description: A one-mile
walk to an impressive waterfall, or walk two miles and discover three falls, each
more lovely than the last. Because the trail follows and crosses a stream hiking
is only appropriate in times of low water.After crossing a substantial snowmobile
bridge over Tenant Creek, immediately look for an unmarked trail on the right.
Follow it back to the creek and cross on rocks (or wade). Clamber up the shallow
ridge on the opposite shore and locate the path again - it will follow the creek.
the trail may become faint, but it is impossible to get lost as long as you keep
the creek on your left. You will arrive at the first waterfall...a satisfactory
destination for young children. Youngsters should be warned about climbing to
the top of falls to look down, since the rocks can be slippery. If you are hiking
with older youngsters, continue with the creek on your left to find waterfalls
two and three. This walk is tougher, with many tree roots to negotiate, but the
mossy glen and wild rocks that comprise the settings for the last two falls are
Directions to Trailhead: Finding the trailhead takes some
concentration. Look for an unmarked county road off of Rt. 30 between Wells and
Northville. If heading north, once you pass the Benson Rd. on the left, the unmarked
road is on your right in roughly a 1 to 1.5 miles. If traveling south, look for
a cemetary on a low hill to the left, and take the road immediately beyond it.
Follow the road as it bends sharply to the right and continue 1.5 miles to a sign
that says Hope Falls Rd. Turn left onto this road and continue for 7.7 miles,
bearing left a each of two "Y's". Park at the small area at the end of the road.
The sign refers to Wilcox Lake, and the trail follows the Wilcox Lake Trail briefly.
| Trail Description: This may
just be the easiest summit hike in the Adirondacks, and its gently grade and pleasing
view make it a proud accomplishment for older walkers as well as children. The
trail proceeds south and enters a hardwood forest. At .9 miles there is a look
out to the east, prefaced by a large boulder. The summit at 1.1 is wooded, but
there is another look out several hundred feet beyond the summit. A good site
for a picnic. A 2.2 mile round trip. |
Directions to Trailhead: Located
off of Rt. 28/30 between Blue Mountain Lake and Indian Lake, Sawyer's trailhead
parking is well-marked. Find it on the west side of the road, six miles east of
Blue Mountain Lake.
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