Hike through the Woodruff Outdoor Learning Center

New York Robert B. Woodruff Trailhead

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Enjoy the sights and sounds from the several waterfalls running along the Otsquago Creek.

This little gem can be done by all. At only 1.25 miles this trail has a lot to offer. I recommend this self-guided nature trail to everyone.

Along the trail you can enjoy several waterfalls, beautiful scenery and limestone caves! In the winter enjoy snowshoeing or cross-country skiing and check out the ice formations along the creek and falls.

Also pay a visit to the old sawmill site to see the remains of the dam and some of the machinery used during that time.

If your lucky you may also see some wildlife and in the spring and summer months enjoy the wildflowers.

Pack List

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes
  • Camera
  • Picnic Basket
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography, Snowshoeing

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1.25 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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over 1 year ago

Hidden Gem

It's perfect for a picnic or short easy hike! The waterfalls are gorgeous and many swim in them on hot summer days as the falls are spring fed. I took my senior photos here. The caves aren't true spelunking caves but they are fun to crawl around in! Awesome place for children or any who aren't looking for a super hard hike.

over 1 year ago

Added by Rebecca Nichols

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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