Fishing Trails

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Use our comprehensive trail guides with descriptions, photos, and reviews to plan your next fishing trail adventure.

Here you'll find long-distance trails in both remote regions of the West and in populated parts of the East and Midwest.

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Top Fishing Trails Near Me

East River Greenway

New York - 9.4 miles

Putnam Trailway

New York - 11.9 miles

Bethpage Bikeway

New York - 13.4 miles

Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

New Jersey - 2.1 miles
Ballast, Cinder

Klara Sauer Trail

New York - 1 miles
Crushed Stone

Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway

New York - 5.5 miles

Black River Wildlife Management Area Trail

New Jersey - 4 miles

Paulinskill Valley Trail

New Jersey - 27.1 miles
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Columbia Trail

New Jersey - 15 miles
Crushed Stone

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

New Jersey - 72.8 miles
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail

New York - 13.1 miles

Wallkill Valley Rail Trail

New York - 21.3 miles
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail

Pennsylvania - 31.3 miles
Crushed Stone

D & H Canal Linear Park

New York - 4.7 miles
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Pequest Wildlife Management Area Trail

New Jersey - 4.2 miles
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

New Jersey - 1.75 miles
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

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Helpful Information about Fishing Trails

If you're a believer in "Good things come to those who bait," fishing is the sport for you. Rail-trails make excellent fishing trails since many railroads were built to follow the existing path of rivers, canals, and towpaths, which served as important transportation routes for people and goods.

You can find detailed trail information and fishing trail maps on, but before you go, just be sure to check with your state's Department of Natural Resources to find out if a fishing license is required. Your local DNR will also be a good resource for learning what fish species are available in your region, what the best hotspots are, and data on water quality and clarity.

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation is another good resource, offering a searchable database of what fish are available in lakes and waterways across the country, fishing guidelines, a fishopedia, and many other resources.

Share proof of your catch by posting your pics to and submitting a review of your fishing trail. Other fishing enthusiasts are sure to appreciate your first-hand knowledge of the trail and its best fishing spots.

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