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Trail Guide

St. Lawrence County boasts a number of beautiful trails for public use and enjoyment.  they are available for snowmobiling, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc.  This guide has been compiled in order to bring these trails to the attention of the public and to facilitate greater use of the lesser known accessible trails found on state and county owned lands.  The trails are maintained by the County Forestry Department and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.  During the summer months, they are also maintained by the St. Lawrence County Conservation Corps.  

The St. Lawrence County Conservation Corps, a program operated by the County Youth Bureau , has been in existence for more than 20 years serving youth ages 14-21.  The program is supported through a variety of local, county, state and federal funds.  the primary goals of the program are to instill basic employment skills in participants and to enhance the environment by completing needed projects.  

The St. Lawrence County Trail Guide whas been published and revised several times, with support from the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce , St. Lawrence Adirondack Audubon Society and the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau.  Special thanks for the development of the County Trail Guide go to Roger Hutchinson, retired DEC Associate Forester, for his hours spent updating narratives and trail maps.

Download County Trail Guide

The County Trail Guide is available as a pdf document. It is 37 pages long, and almost 4 MEG in size. This revised on-line version of the County Trail Guide is a product of the St. Lawrence County Youth Bureau and the St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council .  Special thanks for this on-line version go to Katie Maloney, a student at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.  Katie, who graduated in 2003, revised many of the maps, created several new maps, and formatted the County Trail Guide for publication on the Internet.   Thanks a lot, Katie, for all your hard work!

If you are interested in specific trails, you can click on any of the links below and just get information on that trail.

Aldrich Pond Wild Forest 
Brasher State Forest 
Brown’s Bridge-Postwood Park  Updated 4/09 by Nate Pierce, Kyle Thomas Ashley and Robert L. Badger. Department of Geology, SUNY Potsdam
Carry Falls Reservoir 
Clear Pond Trails 
Glenmeal State Forest 
Grasse River Wild Forest - Lampson Falls 
Greenwood Creek State Forest 
High Flats State Forest 
Indian Creek Nature Center 
Riverhill Trail 
Riverside TraiUpdated 6/09 by Jacob Seller and Kyle T. Ashley. Department of Geology, SUNY Potsdam
Stone Valley Trail 
Trout Brook Trail 
Troutlake Trail 
Whipporwill Corners State Forest 
Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area 
Wolf Lake State Forest

If you are interested in other recreational opportunities in St. Lawrence County, you might be interested in the Map For All Seasons.

St. Lawrence County is the largest county in New York State in terms of area.  There are small, local maps that describe certain natural and recreational features, but an overall guide for the County as a whole has only been occasionally available.  This is the niche that the Map For All Seasons was designed to fill.  Visitors or residents can consult the map, find out what they want to do and then, if necessary, obtain more detailed information on specific sites.  The map is visually pleasing, clear and easy to use.  It promotes an awareness and appreciation for the abundant natural resources found in the County.  

The map was created by Planning Office staff with involvement of EMC and County Planning Board (CPB) members, who validated information for each municipality in the County, wrote selected sections and proofread the draft.