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Canadarago Lake Overlook Loop is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Richfield Springs, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 183 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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The Fetterley Forest Conservation Area has been protected by the Otsego Land Trust (OLT) since August 2011 and is part of their Blueway Trail system. The Canadarago Lake Overlook Loop takes you over the high point of Panther Mountain and through a working forest that has been sustainably harvested for generations. Please enjoy your stay while following the OLT guidelines found at: http://www.otsegolandtrust.org/places-to-explore-103/oaks-creek-blueway

There are no facilities on site.

Otsego Land Trust 
101 Main St, Pioneer Alley PO Box 173 Cooperstown, NY 13326 Phone: 607-547-2366 
Email: info@otsegolandtrust.org Web: http://www.otsegolandtrust.org

The loop is made of three trails: Forest Trail: 0.52 mi, E of Roses Hill Rd, Green Blazes Overlook Trail: 0.45 mi, W of Roses Hill Rd, Blue Blazes Vernal Pond Loop: 0.10 mi, Off of the Forest Trail, White Blazes

The Fetterley Forest parking area is on Roses Hill Rd in Richfield Springs, NY, 0.30 miles South of the intersection of Walnut Grove Hill Rd and Roses Hill Rd. From Cooperstown, take NY-80 E 12.9 miles up the West side of Otsego Lake. Turn Left onto Allen Lake Rd which transitions to County Road 26. After 4.4 miles continue straight onto Walnut Grove Hill Rd. After 0.5 miles turn left on to Roses Hill Rd and continue 0.3 miles to parking area. GPS Coordinates: 42.814834, -74.975630

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Sammie Hight
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Faustin O'Neill
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Walking

For sure a well marked trail and a lot of flowers and wildlife on the trail Also an amazing view of Canadarago lake at the outlook

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Carol Ann Hammons
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Short and easy but nice fall colors today

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Patricia Hackel
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Short and sweet!

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Wayne Stanley
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Janet Stanley
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Tam R
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HikingGreat!

This is a very cute walk. There are a few steep parts in the Green-marked part of the trail. The view on the Blue-marked part of the trail is fantastic and there is a bench for you to sit and enjoy it. This is a relatively new park and is being expanded by the Otsego Land Trust. The road to it is a seasonal road and may be pretty rutted, so be very careful driving to the park. The parking area is well established and obvious.

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Dzeli Palmer
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Hiking

great! perfect for a family and some dogs going for a walk.

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Shsne Stout
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WalkingOver grown

Short hike with a very small area with a view of the lake. Trails were mostly grass that had been mowed down. Wouldn’t recommend.

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Josh Leone
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Nature trips

Short but very nice walk with VERY well maintained trails. Very doable for novice hikers as well as kids (my 5 yr old had no difficulties at all).

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Sarah Null
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HikingBugs

Short but beautiful trail, wooded in some areas, topped off with a gorgeous overlook of Canadarago Lake complete with a bench seat to soak up the view.

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Stef S
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Walking

Amazing view but a lot of flys!

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John Gillette
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Dan Caiola
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Short trail, and bring some bug spray, but for my money the view overlooking Canadarago makes this one of the best trails in the area.

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Ann Bauder
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HikingMuddy

I recommend this trail for an easy hike with a beautiful view! Absolutely zero people on this beautiful day! Great for kids and pups! UPDATE: MAKE SURE YOU DO A TICK CHECK! Multiple ticks found on our pup and ourselves after following this trail and staying on the trail!

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John Tanney
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Hiking

great view of Canadarago Lake.

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Eric Gilbert
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Easy trail. Rewarded with a great view.

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Emily Paige
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Nathaniel King
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Jeremy Lum
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Zoe Climenhaga
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TheriJo Climenhaga
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Jenna Tyler
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Walter Weber
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Matt Alvey
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Lenny Holmes
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Tyler Lee
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Chris Newbound
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Theresa Fiacchi
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