Spillway Trail

Spillway Trail

The Spillway Trail runs between Long Lake and Park Pond and is an excellent place for a very short family walk, a picnic, or to cast a few lines for some fantastic trout.

How to get there

From the intersection of Route 28 and Route 30 in the Town of Long Lake follow Route 30 toward Tupper Lake. Continue to the Town Beach and park there. The spillway is directly across the road.

Trail Description

From Route 30 you will walk along a gravel path that leads to a steel bridge over the spillway. Cross the steel bridge and watch as the water flows so smoothly over dam. The opposite side of the dam will bring you a very narrow separation of the two water bodies. The footing is more like a trail you could be on any place in the park. It is well used and eventually ends at private property. The trail will continue but you should turn around at this point.


0.3 miles, one way

Family with Young Kids

  • 10 minutes

Experienced Hiker

  • 10 minutes

Out of Shape Hiker

  • 10 minutes

Winter Overview

While not used in winter it could potentially be a place to introduce kids to the sport of snowshoeing.
This trail is not recommended for cross-country skiing.

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