Milfred Forest, Cliff Trail, and Lake Trail Loop

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Milfred Forest, Cliff Trail, and Lake Trail Loop is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Jamesville, New York that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles 272 feet Loop

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I enjoyed exploring Clark's with my dog. Hiking up large rocks and through the wooded trails and then taking the lake loop path which is a bit tough and muddy. The idea of walking down the stairs and seeing a geological history is really cool. Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can catch pickerel, bullheads and sunfish; while birdwatchers may observe cedar waxwings, kingfishers and woodpeckers. The Nature Center is open seasonally from mid-May through Labor Day. Guided nature walks leave from the Nature Center building, which also offers numerous exhibits. Hikers may choose from five trails, including the cliff trail, which has a ledge overlook 175 feet above the water. See more at:

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