Peebles Island Perimeter Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waterford, New York that features a river 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.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
River rapids, wildlife, steep cliffs, dog and kid friendly, wilderness close to home. Peebles Island is a nature-lover's treasure. The Perimeter Trail winds through open meadows, a hardwood forest, along cliff tops, and past river rapids in it's two-mile loop. White-tail deer, beaver, skunks, hawks, owls and water fowl can be spotted, especially in the early morning hours. Numerous trails criss-cross the island and are preferable during the summer months when the park receives a high volume of visitors. Fishing with a permit is allowed, and picnic tables are available along the route. Though located within eye-shot of nearby towns, the rapids at the southeast shore drown out the sound of traffic, and three nearby uninhabited islands offer wilderness views to the west. Thus protected, Peebles Island offers nature walks that are both diverse and serene.
This is a great trail for all ages and 4 legged friends! Flat and well worn loop. As you are walking the edge of an island for the majority of the trail, the view is ever changing and enjoyable. More often than not I will see deer who are not spooked very easily and let you get quite close.
Pack a snack or lunch as there are 2 stops with picnic tables.
One of the best trails in the area IMO.
Very pleasant and relaxing. Lots of wildlife to take in.
I love it it is so cool just so cool
My family and I hiked this in Autumn and all agreed we would return
A beautiful hike with fun discoveries
Looking forward to returning with our puppy
Great hike with beautiful views!