Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hiking Morgan Island

Hiking Morgan Island
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The Morgan Island Trail is a beautiful .6 mile loop located in Kring Point State Park. Morgan island is accessible by a lovely bridge not far from the main entrance of the State Park which is at the end of Kring Point Road about 7 miles east of Alex Bay. 
While it is not a long hike, it is about as scenic a hike as you can experience here in the Thousand Islands since the loop takes you along the main shipping channel of the St. Lawrence Seaway while meandering around this lovely forested island. 
There are facilities available and also plenty of places to picnic, swim, fish, or just sit and watch ships go by. 

If one wanted a longer hike, the 100-site campground on the mainland is quite scenic, as well, with a view of the river from every site, and a sandy beach for swimming.  But Morgan Island itself is for day use only. In addition to the hiking trails, it has a covered picnic area reserved from Noon to 3:00 PM each day for the local fishing guides for shore dinners. There are also remnants of numerous structures used by the former owners before the island was acquired by NYS. It is definitely worth the visit (and a place we frequently go to hike and explore).

Be sure to see:

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Introduction

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Wellesley Island State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...The Macsherry Trail 

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Otter Creek

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Chippewa Bay Preserve Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Redwood Hill Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Grand Lake Reserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Foster Blake Woods Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Morristown Red Barn Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Zenda Farms Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Jacques Cartier State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Maple City Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Chaumont Barrens Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Carnegie Bay Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Morgan Island