Macsherry Trail Long Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hammond, New York that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.6 miElevation gain114 ftRoute typeLoop
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Roughly three miles long, the Macsherry Trail begins at a trail head off of Indian Point Road in Hammond. Passing beaver ponds and meandering through woods, it leads to Crooked Creek itself with a wonderful view of Chippewa Bay at the "Old Boyscout Camp," before circling back to the trailhead. Volunteers help to maintain the Macsherry Trail and steward the Preserve.

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Shawn Rafferty
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HikingGreat!

Fun trail! My boys and I had a good time!

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Chad Granoski
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Hiking

great hike

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Trina Mitchell
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Walking

A quiet, peaceful hike today. Trails are easy to loose sometimes with the leaf litter, but well marked.

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Malia Storm
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Hiking

Very beautiful. Lots of ticks

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Angie Thompson
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Charenda Hinshaw
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Lylian S
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Angie Thompson
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Northern Hiker
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Hiking

Nice easy and short loop. I really appreciate the signage at the beginning that clarifies that dogs must be on leash! Which thankfully everyone on the trail that day abided by. Nothing worse than people with no control over their dogs to ruin a hike. Simple signage give them no wiggle room to "Not Know".

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Catherine Brown
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Bird watchingGreat!Rocky

Great trail, from flat terrain to rocks, to switchbacks. Views were great, tree color coming into peak. Well maintained trail great marking, especially since there there are some other areas to explore.

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Ian Beatty
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RunningRocky

Well laid out trail. Fun terrain.

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Yao Yao
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Steve Hadden
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Walking

Excellent trail. Great looking views near Crooked Creek, pine needle covered trails, moss covered rocks. So many great things about this hike. You could take pictures every few yards easily. Would definitely walk this again

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Terrilynn W
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HikingGreat!

Well marked walk in the forest, easy and pretty views. No bugs in the morning today. Shade most of the time . Very peaceful.

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Kaitlyn Lovelly
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HikingBugs

Beautiful, and for the bugs, don’t give up! Don’t wear dark colors and if you have dark hair, wear a hat. Make your own bug spray with peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar (peppermint oil and apple cider vinegar being the most important). It works best, yes they will still buzz around you but they don’t actually bite. The overview of the river is beautiful at two spots and it’s a nice hike with tons of little animals and deer.

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Carol Bastian
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Bring bug spray! We doused ourselves and had no issues, but they are everywhere! The trail to Chippewa Bay is easy and suitable for most. There are lots of tree roots. Also, just past the mile mark, a large downed pine blocks the trail, but there is space to pass. If you continue on the loop from Chippewa Bay, there are a few moderate ascents and descents. You can always return the same route you came to avoid these.

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Ivan Stevenson
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HikingMuddyPrivate property

nice easy trail through the woods, great for all ages.

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Georgianne Nagle
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HikingBugsMuddy

Really nice trail. Can get muddy. So many chipmunks. Also saw the owl chipmunk hunting and , of course the black water snakes

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Todd Berg
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Cindy Coones
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Hiking

Great trail. Well marked. Today we seen a rabbit, a porcupine in a tree, 3 deer and owl, ducks, chipmunks squirrels, frogs and a snake. Lots of creatures, beautiful trail, nice view overlooking water at half way point

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Dani Jane
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Muddy

We absolutely loved this trail. We hiked it with our 4 year old son. You will definitely need good boots for mud, but maybe not knee high mud boots. Alot of hiking on top of rocks as well. Gorgeous trail! Very well maintained.

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ann jones
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Hiking

We went Mothers Day 2020. It was muddy but very nice!

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Tessa Herron
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HikingMuddy

A nice little trail walk with the kids. Very muddy in spots but overall nice. We saw a porcupine in the beginning

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Haleigh Foster
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very nice trail high and low elevation. very muddy at some point tho.

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Steven Mix
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