Sacandaga Pathway

Sacandaga Pathway

Hiking

The Pathway is a 1-1/2 mile long boardwalk & path, which provides a unique opportunity by making wetlands, transitional forest, and upland timber areas accessible to all fitness levels. There are also several educational opportunities identifying the unusual plants that make the wetlands their home.

Additionally, there is a picnic area with grills and a view of the river. (Carry in- Carry out Policy) Rest areas are located at the Pavilion and the Fire Hall next door to the entrance. Free.

Trailhead

It is on Route 30 just before entering downtown from the south, opposite the shores of Lake Pleasant.

Accessibility

This handicapped-accessible pathway consists of boardwalks and trails, starting at the ball field and winding through an Adirondack wetland.

Birding

This nature trail with 850 yards of boardwalk is an easy 1.5-mile round trip and is fully wheelchair accessible. The path traverses a variety of habitats and three types of wetlands along a flat-water section of the Sacandaga River. Public rest rooms are available, as well as a picnic area with grills and a view of the river. There are interpretive signs about logging, geology and local history along the way.

Look for American Bitterns and Blue Herons along the eastern side of the path following the river, as well as Black Ducks and Mallards. Along the path, you’ll also find a variety of Woodland Warblers, several species of woodpeckers including Pileated; Red-Tailed Hawks and American Kestrels.

Snowshoeing

850-yard boardwalk trail, easy. Gentle riverside terrain for all ages and a great place for bird watching. The pathway is an Adirondack wetland walkway with a boardwalk that traverses a variety of habitats and three types of wetlands. Along the path you'll find a variety of historical exhibits on logging, geology, and other topics.

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