Nathaniel Cole Park Lakeview Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colesville, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
NATHANIEL COLE PARK 1674 Colesville Road Harpursville, NY 13787 607.693.1389 FROM THE NORTH: I-81South to Exit 3 (Industrial Park Exit). At bottom of ramp, turn left at the light onto Colesville Road. Follow Colesville Road 6 miles. Entrance will be on your right. FROM THE SOUTH: I-81North to Exit 2W (Court Street Exit). Follow around ramp to first light on Court Street (across from Frito Lay Plant). Turn right at light onto Colesville Road. Follow Colesville Road 6 miles. Entrance will be on your right. FROM THE WEST: Rt.17 East intersection in Binghamton with I-81 South to Exit 3 (Industrial Park Exit). At bottom of ramp, turn left at the light onto Colesville Road. Follow Colesville Road 6 miles. Entrance will be on your right. FROM THE EAST: Rt.17 West to Exit 77. Turn right off exit onto North Road. Follow North Road 4miles to four corner intersection with Colesville Road. Turn right onto Colesville Road. Follow Colesville Road 2 miles. Entrance to the park will be on your right. FROM RT. 88: Rt.88 to Exit 4 (Sanitaria Springs). Follow park signs.
There's something to be said for the energy or feeling of a park - this park has a really good energy. It is a great way to renew oneself and recharge one's battery of life.
Quick loop around the pond. About half of it is shaded and goes through the woods and about half is open. If you go all the way around it includes some walking through the beach area and parking lot. This is our daily walk in warm weather on days when we don't get out for a hike. It's easy and not too crowded. We walk two or three times around the pond and are done. If the weather is too hot we walk back and forth through the wooded part instead of going all the way around as the open part can get unpleasant in very hot, sunny weather.
A well maintained trail overall. Easy to moderate walk. Nice lake views. We were there in November when the trees were bare and there were not many other walkers around. Nice peaceful walk.