The Oswego County Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way of the old New York Ontario & Western Railroad between Cleveland and Fulton. The trail passes among scenic countryside on a sometimes rough surface. Many of the railroad bridges have been preserved and resurfaced as crossings. ATVs and snowmobiles use the trail, as do mountain bikers and hikers.
The trail is actually in two segments, divided by Interstate 81 in the village of Central Square. From Maple Avenue the Fulton side runs for about 10 miles to just west of I-81, while the Cleveland side runs about 16 miles to Hallenbeck Road.
To navigate around I-81 heading eastbound, go north on US 11, west on SR 49 (East Ave.), and south on CR 37 (Swamp Rd.). Look for the trail access again on the left. To navigate around I-81 westbound, go north on CR 37 (Swamp Rd.), east on SR 49 (East Ave.), then south on US 11. Look for the trail access on the right, past the Post Office.
Parking and Trail Access
Southeast of Fulton park along County Route 6 south of Maple Avenue. In Constantia park off Mill Street. In Cleveland park along on North Street.
Hiking Oct 2012
We had a hard time finding a trail head. We looked for the Maple Road north end entry and couldn't see any parking. There is a nice parking lot on Co Rt 6 which connects to Maple Road. No sign indicating Oswego Trail. Look for a gravel entry on the south ...
Oswego county trail cleveland/constantia area
This trail is mostly used by people on ATV's so it is a bit torn up for those of us who like to walk and bike. Snowmobiling probably accounts for most of this trails usage. This being said I love to mountain bike, walk and jog this trail! It's beautiful! ...
Oswego County / Recreation Trail
Three of us rode the Oswego County Trail over two weekends in October 2009 (out and back west and then east half). This trail is in very good condition and is a great ride. All of the bridges and crossings were well posted and the surface was in good ...