Aqua Terra is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Binghamton, NY. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and trail running.
Holy hill Batman!
Great sweat up the hill. No scenic hot spots, but the flowers were pretty before the steep hike up. Some hikes I can take the jogger stroller for my toddler and wear it like a backpack, (quite comfortably actually) but this is NOT one of them. We are adventurous enough to take out toddler and older son also. Next time I will wear my soccer cleats for better footing up the steep hill.
Great trails. From easy on the pond side of the road to hard on the ski slope side. Make sure you pay attention to where you are going however, as some of the trails marked by the boy scouts were done on private property "without permission." Chances are you'll be greeted by numerous land owners if found trespassing on neighboring properties. Most of the land is now marked with updated posted signs as well. Keep to the trails and there are some very pretty views. Also, beware of the atv's that are occasionally found there... they don't always pay attention to hikers.
It's a very good place. Climbing up the hill is easier than coming down as the trail is very steep(around 60 degree angle). It also has an easy looking trail to reach the top which branches towards right after climbing the first slope but I never took that. At top it's kinda flat.
On the opposite side of the road where the Aqua Terra park board is placed there is a beautiful looking at a very short distance, people go for fishing over there and there's also a trail around the pond.
Try to go with someone if you're a bit faint hearted.
This park has two parts. On one side of the road across from main entrance sign is a path leading to a pond. There are two marked trails looping around pond and into woods. These are fine but nothing special. The other side of the road are steeper trails that follow old downhill ski trails. There's a marked trail (thanks to a Boy Scout troop) that takes you up a steep climb and then down a more gradual way. This is our favorite part of Aqua Terra.
This is a nice place to go for a rugged hike on trails that used to be used for skiing. Formerly the site of the Aqua-Terra Sportsman's Club and Innsbruck USA ski area. There are still remnants of some of the buildings that used to be there at the foot of the trails. You can also see old cables and concrete blocks along the trails that used to be used for the ski lifts. While we were there the trails were also being used by dirt bikers but we didn't have any problems with them.
There are two ponds and also a creek in the park and the ponds were being used for fishing.
The main entrance is marked by the park sign but you can also access a trail and pond on the other side of the road directly across from the main entrance.
Presently Aqua-Terra Park consists of 466 acres of bountiful wildlife and natural settings.