South Trail

New York

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South Trail Facts

States: New York
Counties: Madison
Length: 2.2 miles
Trail end points: Ballina Rd. and New Woodstock
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9707519
Trail activities: Bike, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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South Trail Description

The South Trail stretches over 2 miles between Ballina Rd. and New Woodstock in Cazenovia, New York. The trail sits on the former right-of-way of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The rail-trail takes users through woodland and farmland, with rustic railroad bridges over the two waterways that intersect the trail. The Chittenago Creek bridge is a historic trestle bridge. Walkers, bikers, snowshoers, cross-country skiers and fishermen can freely use the pathway. Equestrians are welcome, but require a permit.

The South Trail is managed by the Cazenovia Preservation Foundation, which oversees 13 miles of trail in Cazenovia.

Parking and Trail Access

The trail is accessible via any of the cross-streets: from north to south, Ballina, Thompson or Delhi Road.

You can park at the southern end, at the New Woodstock Lumber parking area (Railroad St, New Woodstock). 

 

 

 

South Trail Reviews

I tried to ride the South Cazenovia Rail Trail in early June 2013. Unfortunately, the rail-trail has some extremely wet spots in it, edge to edge of the railroad cut. It's more of a snowmobile trail, really. I can't see how any wheeled vehicle, or even pedestrians could make it the length of the rail-trail. And don't even ask me about the mosquitoes. All those puddles make it mosquito city.

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