Lakeview Wildlife Management Area Trails

Part of largest fresh water barrier beach system in NY

Lakeview Area 

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The second elevated trail that goes from the beach to the small lake.

On the beach.
Lakeview area
The DEC map sign.


Info: Part of the largest fresh water barrier beach system in New York State.  Two viewing towers, two dune walk-over areas, white sands,   Lots of diversity, near the Black Pond trail.  Once you come out onto the beach, if you go left and walk a distance you will find another elevated trail over the dunes leading to the inland lake (see pic above).

Directions/Location: Take Route 3 South from Watertown about 20 miles until you get to the entrance to Southwick Beach State Park, go past the Southwick entrance and turn right at Pierrepont Place and enter the trails at Lakeview Pond.  Once on the trail to get to the beach go about 1.44 miles, to get to Southwick Beach trail take a right near the end of the trail (a short distance before the beach).

Coordinates/Waypoint(s): N4345.118N W6512.172W - parking lot/trail head

Geocache(s) from None on the trail or very close.                                   

Trail Distance: 3 miles overall.  Also, there is another trail down the beach (to the left), this is very short).

Date/Time Open: Daylight hours.

Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes 

Cross-Country Skiing: ?

Fishing: Yes, and fishing and boat/canoe access.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: Stay off the dunes, stay on the trail.

For More Information: Contact DEC.



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