Cranberry Lake Campground Trail

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Cranberry Lake Campground Trail is located near Colton, NY. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and sea kayaking and is accessible from May until October.



sea kayaking

Directions from Cranberry Lake, NY: Travel south off SR 3 onto Campsite Road which follows the lake's shoreline about 1 mile to reach the campground.

1 year ago

Completed the Peavine Swamp Trail (RT) from Rt 3 trailhead to the Wanakena Ranger School about
10-miles. Experienced a short blast of snowfall

2 years ago

The Cranberry Lake 50 is a fabulous hike! I've hiked and canoed intermittently for roughly half a dozen trips. There are many well maintained creek and stream crossings with logs and bridges, and plenty of corduroy stretches for mud when it rains. The lean-to's are always in great shape, and there are countless sites right on the water.
There are 3 different trailheads out of Wanakena that are all great - 2 of which are the ends of a loop. (High Falls Loop, which I highly recommend even though the dams have flooded in the NW section in the past two summers).
Cat Mountain is also a great side-track on your way around the loop, definitely a must-see. Make sure it's a clear day so you can see the river winding through the hills - great view! - but if it's foggy from rain or early morning, you won't see more than 2 layers of hills.