Ausable Marsh


Winter Overview and Trail Conditions:

From Route 9 you will ski downhill along the access road and cross under the railroad tracks to a trail register. From the register the trail heads through a gate and continues flat through the marsh which is also a management area. A couple short side paths lead out to different locations. The old access road through the marsh continues on for some time; turn around at your leisure.

Trails are best later in the season when snow conditions are typically at their best.


Depending on trail used there can be some very good sections of downhill, others are quite flat.

Distance Round Trip:

Dependent on loops chosen, anywhere from a 1-mile out and back to a several mile loop

Approximate Time Round Trip:

This trail system has something for everyone, but not all the trails are for everyone. Some trails are very narrow and steep, choose the trail and loop that best fits your abilities.

Trailhead Location:

From the intersection of Route 373 and Route 9 north of Keeseville follow Route 9 toward Plattsburgh. Continue for 4-miles to the marsh entrance on the right, a DEC sign marks the road.

Difficulty: 1=easiest, 5=hardest

One: This trail follows an old access road, perfect for the entire family.   

Additional Important Information:

This road down to the marsh is closed in the winter, you will have to safely park off Route 9 and ski the road back to the marsh as well, adding a small bit of distance, but a nice down

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