Walk along the Sacandaga River Pathway

New York Sacandaga River Pathway Trailhead

Added by Rebecca Nichols

This beautiful nature trail will take you over boardwalks and through the woods to a variety of habitats and scenic overlooks along a flat-water section of the Sacandaga River. 

Located in the heart of Speculator this nature trail is a perfect spot for the entire family.  Park at the large free parking area across from the Lake Pleasant beach on Route 30.  Walk past the pavilion to an old time village recreation.  From here you can follow the walkway to the start of the trail.  Sign in and begin over part of the 850 yards of boardwalk throughout the trail.

The trails meanders through different habitats and wetlands.  There are several interpretive signs throughout explaining the plants and animals.  There are also four exhibits which explain about logging, geology and history of the area.

Enjoy the views from the River Overlook and Boat dock along the Sacandaga River and watch for the Blue Herons along the eastern side of the path following the river.


Pack List

  • Sneakers
  • Camera


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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

1.5 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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How to Get There

13 days ago

More family friendly, less adventure

Great for taking younger kids or older family, the park keeps expanding and the informative signs are great for the younger ones. Best part is it's right in town, and a short walk down the street to Lakeside Licks!

13 days 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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