Heron Marsh Trail Loop

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Heron Marsh Trail Loop is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Paul Smiths, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles
144 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



trail running



3 months ago

Easy, well groomed, well marked wide trail. Enjoyable, relaxing walk through forest, past water, with lookout points along the way.

5 months ago

Nice relaxing trail. Lovely forest and wildlife.

5 months ago

Great trail with the kids and not too hard on out of shape adults

6 months ago

Beautiful trail, very easy hike through a mix of terrain. Great for the family as we had 5, 7 and 10 year old's with us. Breathtaking views of the marsh with mountains in the background. An abundance of different birds and wildflowers to stop and identify. If you are in the area, this is a must do trail for any family whether you are a beginning hiker or an expert looking for relaxation. But, bring the bug spray!

trail running
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Easy walk with wide, path softened with pine needles on the first half. Many beautiful views of the lake from well planned platforms. Excellent for seniors, children and joggers.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice easy walk. See a lot of variety. Enjoyed the water, marsh, and wooded trails. My second time there.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Easily accessible for little children or older people that want to get out in the woods. Nice building. Enjoyed it.

Friday, August 21, 2015

I walked these trails nearly every day when I attended Paul Smith's, and they a wonderful place for going out to relax and feel more in touch with nature. They are great trails to walk in any season, displaying a variety of habitats including mixed and coniferous forest, old logging areas, and large beaver ponds. I particularly enjoyed snowshoeing in the winter (which to me, is the best season in the ADK's). The trails are well maintained for both snowshoeing and skiing, and since Paul Smith's took this place over from NYS, both trails and interpretive center have improved greatly. A wide variety of educational programs, art shows, or guided hikes are now offered. I highly recommend the VIC if you want to walk relaxing trails that still capture the wildness of ADK country.

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