Marie's Woods

EASY 1 reviews

Marie's Woods is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cicero, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

over grown

Trail is poorly marked with yellow spray paint on trees and pink tape on trees. Herd path mostly. Bushwhacking can yield some cool discoveries such as an old car wreck and an abandoned car trailer. Trail is muddy and mosquitos are abundant. Deer tracks are everywhere so chance for deer spotting is high. From CNY Land Trust: Our newest preserve lays just a stone’s throw from Oneida Lake, south of Lakeshore Rd. and east of Cicero Center Rd. and offer excellent public access. The property abuts the parking lot for the Joseph F. William Memorial Park on the south side of Lakeshore Rd. and has a trail into the property from the back of the lot. There currently is over a ½ mile of trail cross crossing the property. The new preserve is level and covered almost entirely in mature mixed hardwood second growth woodland. The woodland falls into two major types. The first is mostly found in the northern portion and is dominated by green ash, red maple, cottonwood, and elm some of which are surprisingly large, with a thick undergrowth of sensitive fern. As these species indicate, DEC maps show the property contains over 15 acres of scattered wetland. The second habitat type consisted of sugar maple, beech, basswood and hemlock which are species more indicative of an upland location. New York, Christmas, and evergreen wood ferns can be found throughout this second habitat type. Please note, at this time the preserve and trails are unmarked. http://cnylandtrust.org/portfolio-items/maries-woods/

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is poorly maintained and buggy. I saw a deer on the trail which was beautiful as well as some cool abandoned wreckage.