Monday, August 6, 2018

Hiking the Abbe Picquet Trail


Hiking the Abbé Picquet Trail
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We have driven by the site of the historic Fort de la Presentation in Ogdensburg NY many times but never thought we would get to hike it. On July 7, 2018, the one mile Abbe Picquet walking trail was opened to the public at the former site of this French fort built in 1749 on Van Rensselaer Point.



The site is considered to be the birthplace of modern-day Ogdensburg and the fort was said to have been constructed there by French troops and Oswegatchie Native Americans. The trail was one more step (pun intended) in the ongoing work of the Fort la Presentation Association.  Hikers will see the Abbe Picquet monument and interpretive signs along the trail. So, one is getting good history at the same time one is getting good exercise.



And we had to include it in our hiking blog because one is also getting some beautiful River views. The trail loops and also has numerous side trails so one can walk as little or as much as one wants. 
In addition to great river views on both sides, and fabulous river breezes, the trail also includes one of the closest and best views of the Ogdensburg light house that we have ever seen.
We loved our Abbe Picquet hike and will no doubt be back.


Aerial picture and more information at:


Be sure to see...
Hiking the Thousand Islands...Introduction

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Abbé Picquet Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Carnegie Bay Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Cerow Recreation Park Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Chaumont Barrens Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Chippewa Bay Preserve Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Coyote Flats State Forest

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Foster Blake Woods Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Grand Lake Reserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Grass Point State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Jacques Cartier State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Keewaydin State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Lonesome Bay State Forest

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Macsherry Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Maple City Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Morgan Island

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Morristown Red Barn Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Otter Creek

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Pulpit Rock State Forest

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Redwood Hill Preserve

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Wellesley Island State Park

Hiking the Thousand Islands...Zenda Farms Preserve