Cherry Plain State Park Loop

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Cherry Plain State Park Loop is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Petersburg, New York that features a lake 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.

6.3 miles
849 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing



horseback riding

mountain biking

paddle sports


trail running







A great state park that offers a beach, pavilions, facilities, camping and multiple trails to choose from (short to longer). The park has a lot to offer for those who want to spend a day at the beach, take a small paddle or those who want to explore some trails. You can camp here as well as visit just for the day and enjoy the park. The park staff and the Ranger are always very helpful and welcoming.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hiked in snow with my dogs yesterday. Trails are well marked, for wildlife we saw 2 snow monikers. Tracks mostly deer and we crossed a moose path with droppings. Did not see the moose. Beautiful area. Snow still about a foot deep on trails that have not been used. Still doable. Just had to tune ourselves to be able to get back to car before sundown. Loved it, adventurous!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Did this last month. Did all trails but 1 and plan on going back to do that and go camping. Buildings being renovated. Was amazing. Well marked trails. Be prepared to spend the day. It was that good.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Things have improved since the other Tara wrote! After camping for a weekend, my family and I will be coming back. The firewood is kiln dried and in bags now - they even have a small camping store in case you forgot something (we did - matches!). The staff is excellent and the park itself is beautiful. We only wish that the bathrooms near the beach were a little newer.......beware!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

We have visited the park many times from camping here, paddles on the lake, events at the pavilions, taking part in the NYS Sara-Cap Geocaching Challenge to day hikes. There are many trails to choose from - some are short, some are longer and some even take you by some historic structures.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I do not like this place....we went camping once when it stormed and and they sold us wet wood. The trails are bland...the lake is small...and you get a very uneasy feeling there....I give this place 1 star. Nothing exciting going on there.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Sunday, May 15, 2016