Outdoors & Nature

riverwalk-arch

Enjoy a leisurely walk or jog along the most beautiful waterfront in the Islands! The River Walk commences between Bay House Artisans and A Bay International on James Street in Alexandria Bay.  The trail is accessible to people who have disabilities.

The Carnegie Bay Trail offers approximately 2.5 miles of hiking just outside of the Village of Alexandria Bay.

Directions to the Carnegie Bay Trail: Take State Route 12 North through the signalized intersection. Take a left onto Walton Street into the Village. Turn right onto High Street and follow to the end of the road where you will take a right onto Carnegie Bay Road. Follow Carnegie Bay Road until you see the sign on the right hand side of the road indicating that you have reached the trail.

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The Macsherry Trail is roughly three miles long. It begins at a trail head off of Indian Point Road in Hammond. Passing beaver ponds and meandering through woods, it leads to the creek itself with a wonderful view of Chippewa Bay, before circling back to the trail head.

Directions to the Macsherry Trail: Take State Route 12 to the border between Jefferson and St. Lawrence County (6.1 miles east of Alexandria Bay). Turn north toward Kring Point State Park, then turn immediately right onto Indian Point Road (a dirt road). This road is marked private, but visitors to the Macsherry Trail are welcome. Travel approximately 3/4 mile to the parking area on the right.

Otter-Creek-Trail

The Otter Creek Preserve opened in Fall 2015 to the public and is the Thousand Islands Land Trust’s newest preserve. Located in the Town of Alexandria, this Preserve offers 1.9 miles of trail for walking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, it also offers dramatic views of both Otter and Lynch Creek.

A wildlife observation tower overlooks the Golden-winged Warbler Demonstration Area, highlighting TILT’s shrubland bird management. A cable suspension bridge connects the trail system and gives you the feeling of being in deep woods. The lower section of the observation is ADA accessible and offers and ADA loop through the shrublands as well.

Directions to the Preserve: Otter Creek Preserve lies along State Route 26 south of Otter Creek and State Route 12, across the creek from the Alexandria Bay Big M Supermarket.

+ Riverwalk
riverwalk-arch

Enjoy a leisurely walk or jog along the most beautiful waterfront in the Islands! The River Walk commences between Bay House Artisans and A Bay International on James Street in Alexandria Bay.  The trail is accessible to people who have disabilities.

+ Carnegie Bay Trail

The Carnegie Bay Trail offers approximately 2.5 miles of hiking just outside of the Village of Alexandria Bay.

Directions to the Carnegie Bay Trail: Take State Route 12 North through the signalized intersection. Take a left onto Walton Street into the Village. Turn right onto High Street and follow to the end of the road where you will take a right onto Carnegie Bay Road. Follow Carnegie Bay Road until you see the sign on the right hand side of the road indicating that you have reached the trail.

+ Macsherry Trail
Macsherry-trailjpg

The Macsherry Trail is roughly three miles long. It begins at a trail head off of Indian Point Road in Hammond. Passing beaver ponds and meandering through woods, it leads to the creek itself with a wonderful view of Chippewa Bay, before circling back to the trail head.

Directions to the Macsherry Trail: Take State Route 12 to the border between Jefferson and St. Lawrence County (6.1 miles east of Alexandria Bay). Turn north toward Kring Point State Park, then turn immediately right onto Indian Point Road (a dirt road). This road is marked private, but visitors to the Macsherry Trail are welcome. Travel approximately 3/4 mile to the parking area on the right.

+ Otter Creek Preserve
Otter-Creek-Trail

The Otter Creek Preserve opened in Fall 2015 to the public and is the Thousand Islands Land Trust’s newest preserve. Located in the Town of Alexandria, this Preserve offers 1.9 miles of trail for walking, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, it also offers dramatic views of both Otter and Lynch Creek.

A wildlife observation tower overlooks the Golden-winged Warbler Demonstration Area, highlighting TILT’s shrubland bird management. A cable suspension bridge connects the trail system and gives you the feeling of being in deep woods. The lower section of the observation is ADA accessible and offers and ADA loop through the shrublands as well.

Directions to the Preserve: Otter Creek Preserve lies along State Route 26 south of Otter Creek and State Route 12, across the creek from the Alexandria Bay Big M Supermarket.

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