Take time for a stroll

With all of the opportunities for outdoor exploration and fun, sometimes the best way to do so is on your own two feet. For travelers looking for an opportunity to stretch their legs, get some fresh air, and spend time outside without taking on a challenging hike, the Lake Champlain Region offers an abundance of trails perfect for a nature walk. These trails are short, scenic, and generally flat. They're family-friendly and some, such as the region's historic walking tours, are wheelchair friendly, too.

Legendary

Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
Snowshoeing
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Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (866) 843-5253
Located within the Magic Triangle, Webb Royce Swamp has historically been a great birding location with a variety of breeding ducks and great blue herons. The swamp is much drier than it was in the past due to the loss of dam-building beavers, but it...
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Willsboro
Library Street/Willsboro boat launch, Willsboro
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!
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Plattsburgh
3346 Lake Shore Road, Plattsburgh | (518) 962-2287
Birding In winter, AuSable Point Campground is closed to camping, but open to walking and birding. It can be a great place to find mixed flocks of wintering ducks. These include common species such as greater and lesser scaup, common goldeneye, and...
Cross Country Skiing
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Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
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Elizabethtown
Route 9, Elizabethtown | (518) 962-2287
How to get there From Exit 30 off I87 follow Route 9 north toward Elizabethtown. Continue for 4.5 miles to the parking on the right, just after the crossing of the Boquet River. Trail Description Split Rock Falls is a roadside attraction where you can...
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Willsboro
Library Street/Willsboro boat launch, Willsboro
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!
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Westport
Angier Hill Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This scenic, easy walk is perfect for anyone. Be advised there may be trail closures in the area around hunting season. Check the CATS website for the latest info.
Snowshoeing
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Elizabethtown
7590 Court Street, Elizabethtown | (518) 873-6466
Visit a restored fire tower and the Colonial Garden with a .5 mile nature trail. Trailhead: on the grounds of the Adirondack Center Museum, Easy Walk Time in hours: Family with Young Kids: Round Trip: .75 Experienced Hiker: Round Trip: .2 Out of Shape...
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Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
History
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Westport
Route 22, Westport | (518) 962-2287
Explore the hidden quarry! This loop trail explores two delightful little forest areas and a field, with old cement structures from the turn of the previous century.
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Plattsburgh
3346 Lake Shore Road, Plattsburgh | (518) 962-2287
Birding In winter, AuSable Point Campground is closed to camping, but open to walking and birding. It can be a great place to find mixed flocks of wintering ducks. These include common species such as greater and lesser scaup, common goldeneye, and...
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Westport
6482 Main Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
(1 mi RT, easy) Trailhead on Old Ironville Rd, 0.2 mi east of Penfield Museum. Cross creek, follow trail into woods, climbs hill above brook, goes along east shore of Penfield Pond.
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Ticonderoga
Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6366
Take a lovely loop around Bicentennial Park with many interpretive signboards to learn about history and nature.
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Ticonderoga
Route 74, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-6619
How to get there From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle Lake and cross over the bridge separating the two portions of the lake. In roughly 0.25...
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Essex
Leaning Road POB 193, Essex | (518) 962-2287
Black Kettle Farm Nature Trail is an easy to moderate 1.5 mile loop.
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Westport
Sherman Road, Westport | (866) 843-5253
Wonderful outing through an old forest and a pine plantation, then follows the border of the wetlands before traversing the side of a hill.
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Willsboro
624 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro
This is another fine trail in the CATS trail system.
Snowshoeing
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Essex
Essex Road POb 193, Essex | (518) 962-2287
The Florence Hathaway Trail passes through a magical pine forest and along a creek to a rock wall, then returns in a flat woods that has seasonally wet areas. Trailhead: The trailhead is on Essex Road (Route 22), 3.2 miles north of the Essex Ferry and 1.
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Plattsburgh
3346 Lake Shore Road, Plattsburgh | (518) 962-2287
Birding In winter, AuSable Point Campground is closed to camping, but open to walking and birding. It can be a great place to find mixed flocks of wintering ducks. These include common species such as greater and lesser scaup, common goldeneye, and...
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Westport
Mill Street POB 193, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This easy, 0.75 mile round trip trail starts at a playground for a short, easy walk that's suitable for all ages and skills.
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Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (866) 843-5253
Located within the Magic Triangle, Webb Royce Swamp has historically been a great birding location with a variety of breeding ducks and great blue herons. The swamp is much drier than it was in the past due to the loss of dam-building beavers, but it...
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Willsboro
624 Mountain View Drive, Willsboro
This is another fine trail in the CATS trail system.
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Westport
Lake Shore Road, Westport | (518) 597-4649
This easy-to-follow spur trail leaves the Barn Rock Bay Trail roughly 0.25 mile from the bay itself, at the top of the hill. The path weaves through a rocky area that is a fascinating landscape.
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Westport
Angier Hill Road, Westport | (518) 962-2287
This scenic, easy walk is perfect for anyone. Be advised there may be trail closures in the area around hunting season. Check the CATS website for the latest info.
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Ticonderoga
116 Alexandria Avenue, Ticonderoga | (518) 585-7442
Located behind the Ticonderoga Middle School, this .5 mile nature trail displays 7 interpretive signs that allow for a self-guided tour that educate about surroundings. Connects to the LaChute Riverwalk Trail.
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