Hike through Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

Rate this Adventure New York Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Parking

  • Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    2.7 Miles

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildlife

These beautiful donated state grounds are a hidden gem. Quietly tucked away in Otsego County there is much to be offered here.

The parking area is actually off of a small drive called Sunset Drive off of Davis Road. This is not on the map however you cannot miss it as you will see the sign to parking.

Day use of this park is free. It offers restrooms, picnic and pavilion areas, catch and release fishing, playground and hiking trails.

The hiking trail is called Andy's trail and is a 2.7 mile loop. I chose to start into the woods from the parking area where blue discs mark the trail. You will skirt Davis Rd pass the creek before crossing Gately Rd and continuing now on the green trail. Here you will pass by three cabins (all of which can be rented). Shortly after you will cross Peeters Rd and continue now on the orange trail. You will pass by a pond with a lot of beaver activity. Still on the orange trail eventually you will reach an open area with additional cabins and views. Now you will cross Davis Rd onto the red trail and head back into the woods. Eventually you will come back out to another open area where you will head up the hill to Weeping Willow Pond. You will be able to see the parking area where you started. Return to your vehicle and you completed the 2.7 mile loop.

These grounds were donated in 2000 by Betty and Wilbur Davis. There are six full service cabins on the ground you can rent year round through Reserve America. I have read the trail is a great cross-country skiing trail. The trail is wide and well maintained. The grounds are well kept.

Park Map: http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/BettyandWilburDavisTrailMap.pdf

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Rebecca NicholsExplorer

I hike to push my limits both mentally and physically, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and just to get away from it all. Every chance I get you will find me in the mountains, on a kayak or ending my day by the campfire!

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