Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hiking Keewaydin State Park

Hiking Keewaydin State Park

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Keewaydin State Park, which is located right on the river, has a marina, camp ground and pool. But hikers will be delighted to know it also has a hiking trail that runs right along one of the most scenic spots in the river. AND, new to us in 2018, there is an additional hiking trail extending from the end of the waterfront trail that winds through a beautiful forested area for perhaps another mile or so before ending at the parking lot behind the pool.

Keewaydin is located on Rt 12 just west of Alexandria Bay NY. We have often gone there to wander along the half-mile waterfront trail.

But last time we were there, we noticed that the trail no longer ended at the eastern end of the park. A lovely and clearly marked trail winded around the corner and back into the woods.

The trail had bright NYS markers on the trees that made it easy to follow. 

We would note, however, that there were a few rocks to climb up or down, so we would not advise this trail to someone looking for an easy hike on a level path.

But if you want to explore a beautiful trail passing through a variety of foresty terrains, the hiking trail at Keewaydin State Park is definitely worth checking out. We would also note that at the time we visited, there was no trailhead marking at either end of the new trail. So, the easiest way to find it would be to follow the original trail along the waterfront. We think you’ll enjoy it as much as we did! We are guessing that more signage will be coming in the future. But in the mean time, you heard it here first.

Be sure to see...
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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