trail running
1 month ago

This is my favorite "trail" to run on. The path is paved and wide and the views never get old ! Besides a few small hills on the black river side it is mostly flat. Gorgeous in the fall and spring. In the winter it is not kept up with and can get icy, even if it hasn't snowed for awhile, so just watch out for that. Also bring bug spray if recently rained, by the river it can get quite full of biting bugs ! But this is my favorite path in Watertown !

road biking
1 month ago

This is such a great trail for an after or before work bike, jog, walk, or x-c ski in the winter. The river is beautiful, esp. At sunset. And the trail has now been extended! It goes almost the whole way to route 3; I think when they finish it will be linked with the short trail along the river on the Watertown side of rt 3. At this point, I'd say doing the full trail out and back is about 10 miles. Mostly flat, all paved.

2 months ago

Although not a hiking trail, this is fantastic for almost anyone. The whole path is completely paved, making it easy to access for almost anyone, from kids and dogs, to elderly and those in wheelchairs. The path follows the Black River for the full length. We were there in late fall, so it was covered with leaves. I expect that this is a fantastic walk during early fall while all the leaves are changing color.

If you're looking for off road hiking, then this isn't it. If you're looking for a nice easy path to enjoy the outside, then this is a gem.

Great trail for running/walking. Lots of courteous people and well lit.

8 months ago

wonderful for stroller walking bicycling dog walking. the trail is totally paved, with no off-trail hiking. the only downside being people did not clean up after their dogs on the trail.

9 months ago

A beautiful wide paved path along the Black River.
Well traveled by walkers, runners, and bicycle riders. Winding through wooded areas, near corn fields, and across bridges it is a quiet area that is kid and dog friendly.

Having kids with me I just wish there was a bathroom area with garbage receptacle around the half way point of the trail.
Other than that it's a very nice, relaxing walk.

trail running
10 months ago

Excellent multi-use trail. That it is well used by the community is a good sign. The trail is a paved-over railroad bed, so it is smooth and level. Winds through meadows, farmland, and woods - along the Black River.

Great place.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Loved it

Nice smooth trail to bike

Monday, May 16, 2016

easy trail. I walk to the trail from my home in Black River for a warm up. I throw 20lb plates in the pack to keep me in "ruck shape". it was super windy and chilly today as we walked in from Black River, but as soon as we hit the trail, the trees cut 90% of the wind out and it warmed up by a few degrees.
point is, good to hit on a windy day!

road biking
Saturday, April 16, 2016

This is my go to trail from Fort Drum. Great for dog walking... fantastic for a bike ride from post out to the trail, I often will loop it twice for miles. I also love to run it, though then I wish it was gravel. But really no complaints at all! The views are great and it's almost like you get three styles of views. The river, farmers fields, then a lovely arch of tree tunnel!

The only pet peeve is people who let their dogs poop ON the trail, or bag it then leave it ON the trail. I'm a dog owner so losing access to trails because people don't have a little respect for each other... Sorry rant ;)

Sunday, March 27, 2016