Beaver Meadow Nature Center is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Java, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
2.5 yo kid and I really enjoyed.
A really nice place to spend the day. The preserve center has a small gift shop and a lot of taxidermy animals to study, as well as an upper deck with a spotting scope that overlooks the marshes. There are a few miles of mixed trails throughout the preserve, some of them are actually boardwalks through the wetlands, but they all make for great photography sites. While not technically a hiking/camping destination Beaver Meadow Audubon Nature Center is definitely worth a day's visit, especially in the Summertime when the songbirds and wildflowers are innumerable.