Black Pond Trails

Sand Dunes in the North Country

Black Pond sand dunes

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Red Arrow This info taken from the webpage - List of New York State Wildlife Management Areas

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*DEC Website about Black Pond

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Info: 526 acres, upland, wetland, nature trails (elevated for most of the way - unique), parking lot, birdwatching, hunting and trapping. Site of protected eroding sand dunes.  Also see Lakeview Wildlife management area trails

Trail Review: From SCURRIE2 - "I made plans to take my kids to this trail. So as I dropped them off at school I headed to the trail to review it prior to taking my kids. I got there and began walking the wooden walk. I was amazed by the natural beauty in the wooded area. I went to both observation areas. The first one was of the pond. I stood there a moment as the warm sun was beating on my body and I heard a flutter. 50 birds must have been submerged from the tall grassy area. It was spectacular. Then I headed to the other area and as I came closer to Lake Ontario the dunes caught my eyes. I walked out on to the beach and it was beautiful. Not a soul around. The sound of the water coming in was peaceful. I cannot wait to bring my kids there after school and toss a football on the beach.
Very nice and ideal for little kids who can't walk for many miles." 
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Directions: From Watertown, take Route 3 south. Shortly after crossing the Ellisburg town line, make a right onto Bolton (Boulton) Road and continue to the end of the road.

Coordinates/Waypoints: Parking lot for trail - N 4348 07.80, W 7613 26.16 (43.802167,-76.223933)

Geocache(s) from (GC9CAE) Black Pond [N 4348.136 W 07613.396]

Trail Distance: Exact distance unknown *.44 of a mile from parking lot to sand dunes/beach).

Date/Time Open: ?

Mountain Biking Allowed: No real challenge.

Regular Biking Allowed: ?

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.

Cross-Country Skiing: ? Probably not.

Fishing: Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: None

For More Information: Contact DEC.

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