Goetchius Wetland Preserve is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brooktondale, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Tucked away in the pastoral countryside of the Town of Caroline, 12 miles east of Ithaca, lies the Goetchius Wetland Preserve, where an impressive wetland restoration partnership has been underway for several years and continues to flourish. The only marked hiking trail on the Goetchius Wetland Preserve is in Marys Woods, accessed from the back of the Caroline Grove Cemetery on Rt. 79. This short, flat, and easy-to-hike loop trail leads to a bench that looks out over a beautiful view of the natural wetland, with Hammond Hill in the background.