Hikes

Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

A state wildlife management area, with decent walking and biking trails.

43° 12' 37.553", -77° 40' 34.0308"

Blue Mountain

Hike to the summit of Blue Mountain. The trail was rugged and rocky, but well marked.

43° 52' 27.4945", -75° 34' 7.8502"

Camillus Unique Area Forest

Grass lands, streams, and mature forests.

43° 4' 11.5968", -77° 43' 21.9853"

Pigeon Lake Wilderness Trail

Just south of Big Moose Lake, a scenic hike across streams and past ponds.

43° 48' 10.5361", -75° 9' 7.0255"
Date Hiked
3 years ago
Difficulty
Trail Head
43° 52' 27.4945", -75° 34' 7.8502"

Hike to the summit of Blue Mountain. The trail was rugged and rocky, but well marked. It had rained the day before so everything was wet and muddy. I took a pretty relaxed pace and reached the summit in about 2 hours. On the summit is a old fire tower. The view from the fire tower is fantastic. (See the Photos!) 

GPS Track of hike overlayed on a topographical map

GPS graph of speed verse elevation

 

Points of Interest
43° 52' 16.7549", -75° 35' 51.7869"

As you approach the summit the trees start clearing offering some great views of Blue Mountain Lake, Other peaks, and out to the horizon.

43° 52' 20.8055", -75° 35' 56.3831"

Fire Tower at the summit offers some amazing views.

Date Hiked
3 years ago
Difficulty
Trail Head
43° 12' 37.553", -77° 40' 34.0308"

A state wildlife management area, with decent walking and biking trails. Trails are well maintained and dry. Love coming here with my dog. There's a 100 acre man made marsh, forests meadows, streams and ponds. Lots of wildlife and plant life. A family of Bald Eagles has a nest at the center of the marsh.

Points of Interest
43° 12' 42.5992", -77° 40' 9.9102"

Marsh overlook, great vantage point for seeing the Eagles nest to the south in the cluster of trees.

Video: Adult Bald Eagle perched near nest - https://youtu.be/NeR5x0Rr2pk

43° 12' 37.7752", -77° 39' 39.4167"

A man made berm and concrete dam to slow the flow of water and control the marsh size. This provides a great lookout point to the bulk of the marsh. From here I have observed Bullhead Fish, Minnows, tadpoles, frogs, Butterflys, Dragon Flys, Canadian Geese, Mallard Ducks, Red Wing Black Birds, Finches, Sparrows, Barn Swallows, Hawks, and Bald Eagles.

Videos from this point:

Date Hiked
3 years ago
Difficulty
Trail Head
43° 4' 11.5968", -77° 43' 21.9853"

Grass lands, streams, and mature forests. A nice hike, not technical.Some of the grassy areas are narrow and quite tall so use proper tick precautions. A few muddy spots but the trails were well marked and well maintained in most areas.

Points of Interest
43° 4' 5.7799", -77° 42' 31.3506"

An old farm implement abandoned at the edge of the forest.  I imagine this was likely used until it broke down and was left just off the fields. 

43° 4' 2.1118", -77° 42' 23.9735"

A mature forest with great canopy cover, large trees, lots of wildlife.

Video: Forest and Songbirds

Date Hiked
4 years ago
Difficulty
Trail Head
43° 48' 10.5361", -75° 9' 7.0255"

Just south of Big Moose Lake, a scenic hike across streams and past ponds. Hiked this in the autumn and was able to enjoy the changing leaves. The trail was well marked and maintained.