This quiet path through the forests of Willsboro is perfect for an afternoon stroll in any season! Plus, it has a universal access loop that all can enjoy!
How to get there
Parking for the nature preserve is available in a number of places. The most easily accessible of these is the large parking lot next to the vacant grocery store and across from Willsboro Hardware.
Nature walks and snowshoeing
The trailhead to the Upland Forest Trail network is behind the old school at the end of Library Street. The Upland and River trails will eventually be connected.
The trailhead to the improved half-mile long River Trail is at the end of Gilliland Street. The path goes through an old-growth floodplain forest along the scenic river. A 1.5 mile Universal Access loop designed and built per Federal Accessibility Guidelines is known as Tim's Trail. It has a crushed stone surface that can accommodate walkers, runners, strollers, and wheelchairs.
The Boquet River Nature Preserve Trail is part of the NYS Birding Trail. This trail is not a physical trail, but a "connection" between outstanding birding locations in regions across the state.
This preserve has well over 50 different species documented, including many warblers and fan-favorites like Black-capped Chickadees and American Goldfinches.