Black Pond sand dunes
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This info taken from the webpage - List of New York State Wildlife Management Areas
*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."
To see more pics from SCURRIE2 click here.
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 43°48 07.80, W 76°13 26.16 (43.802167,-76.223933)
Geocache(s) from Geocaching.com: (GC9CAE) Black Pond [N 43°48.136 W 076°13.396]
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.
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.
Special Instructions: None
For More Information: Contact DEC.
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trail and dunes
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