Chadwick Lake is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Plattekill, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

running

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

This is a very easy walk. Beautiful lake, okay fishing, row boating, playground, roller rink, biking. The trail is gravel (con) can be busy, good for running, walking or biking

hiking
fee
14 days ago

Chadwick Lake has a very special place in my heart. It’s an absolutely gorgeous trail for walking / running. Serene area. It’s a little harder for biking due to the gravel paths making inclines a bit slippery if you don’t have a mountain bike. Can’t recommend Chadwick enough.

hiking
fee
17 days ago

Awesome place for kids! Very runable

hiking
fee
2 months ago

It’s been a while since I’ve done this trail. It’s beautifully maintained and serene, but not a whole lot to see or any amazing views. I prefer this for a solo hike (it’s looooong for kids). I do love that they have added some plaques with information on the park and some new trails off the main trails that I’ll explore next time. My tracker somehow paused midway around the lake, the full trail is closer to 4.2 miles I believe.

walking
3 months ago

If you are looking for an easy winter hike that will allow you to stretch your legs but stay close enough to your vehicle then this is it. Nice little spots to stop and enjoy the scenery, and extra side trails if you want to make it a little more challenging.

walking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

running
7 months ago

It’s $20 to use even if one time! But it’s beautiful in the fall!!! Worth every penny for a quick easy run. The man at the gate was really nice.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Scenic Trail with an easy first half and a challenging second if you don't like inclines. Took me about 45min

10 months ago

Be aware that there is a $20 charge for non-residents to enter the park. It’s $10 for residents unless you buy an annual pass. Beautiful, nicely maintained park with clean new bathrooms and a very nice path. Nitai Gauranga!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice simple hike, mostly flat.

walking
Fri Mar 22 2019

Great place to walk, run, and bike. you can also rent boats.

Fri Dec 21 2018

I've been walking this trail since it was opened. many improvements over the years. it is listed as a 4.2 mile loop, but there are 2 side trails off the main trail. 1- is a nice hilly 1\2 mile loop-called the Mary Woodill trail, (recommend hiking boots, not sneakers-parts wet\muddy) 2nd is off the 'mountain trail' passed the 'high tension wire' towers-approx. 1 mile loop in length, adding to your walk for a total of almost 6 miles!

walking
Sun Nov 25 2018

Surprising local find with nice crushed gravel multi-use trail well maintained with diversions.

Mon Nov 12 2018

This is a very nice walk. Well maintained. Quite close to a busy road on the eastern side. Mostly flat. Beware, there’s a charge for parking.

Sun Aug 26 2018

Great way to slowly gear into hiking under the shadow of beautiful trees.

Sat Aug 04 2018

It's a multi-use trail. We've jogged, walked and ridden our gravel bikes on it. Superb for cardio or just a relaxing walk. There's lots of shade for those brutally warm days. Also, they just completed another single track trail on the west side of the lake. Great spot!

Fri Jun 29 2018

I love this trail. A few hills in the beginning but mostly flat the last 2 miles. Very well maintained and clean trail.

walking
Sat Jun 02 2018

I grew up fishing all the time on this lake. The updates and reconstruction are awesome.

hiking
Mon Jan 29 2018

I absolutely love this walk it’s a nice easy hike for my foot injury recovery

hiking
Tue Sep 26 2017

Easy trail.

hiking
Mon Sep 18 2017

This is a nice wide trail that is around Chadwick Lake in the Town of Newburgh. To enter the park, if you will be charged a nominal entrance fee. If you are a resident of the Town of Newburgh, you can purchase a yearly pass.

Fri May 26 2017

super safe 4.2 mile lake loop that's bike, dog, and sturdy jogging stroller friendly. It's also wide and graveled, great for avoiding ticks and snakes in summer, and every .25 mile is marked. There's a terrific playground and boat rentals at the park too. Chadwick Lake Park in Newburgh- well worth the 30 minute drive and $5 (military rate) day use fee.

Mon Apr 10 2017

It's a great trail with a park for the kids. If you don't have a parking pass you'll have to pay a fee for the day

Sun Jan 29 2017

The trail was frozen over a bit when we went in the winter so it was not the best time to take the toddler for a hike there. Also I think you may have to pay to enter the park or maybe that's just in the summer. I'd check online to be sure.

walking
Sat Oct 15 2016

nice walk around the lake

walking
Sat Jul 23 2016

This is a nice walk around the lake. They recently added a little easy incline, mountain hike as its called on the trail.

walking
Sat Mar 05 2016

Easy family walk.

Tue Jun 03 2014

Well maintained gravel trail. With little to no elevation gain-loss. Great for running and daily walks.

walking
Fri Mar 15 2013

It's close to home, it is gravel as others have said..... but it's a "go to" trail at a local park to stretch the legs and run the puppy! The puppy and I do it just for the exercise.....young dog and old man! LOL!!!

hiking
Sat Aug 11 2012

Its an alright nature walk, and one of my favorite running trails, too bad its all gravel

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