Veterans Memorial Walk and Mooney Carrese Forest Trail

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Veterans Memorial Walk and Mooney Carrese Forest Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ballston Lake, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles
26 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing


nature trips


trail running





1 month ago

The loop trail is just ok, with muddy, uninspired short trails that are confusing and poorly marked. The one lovely bright spot is the Mooney Carrese Forrest trail (well-marked with yellow/green plastic arrows) that leads southwest for almost a mile. Oddly, it's not drawn on the AllTrails map, but you can see it on the map at the park. It's a beautiful, wide, flat trail that leads through old growth forests and shallow pools that are icy and gorgeous in winter. It's well worth the trip out here, perfect for children who want a taste of wilderness.

There is no water or restrooms. There is a large covered pavilion with picnic benches and a grill. There is plenty of parking.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Decent trot in the middle of nowhere. Wide open spaces. Cool to see once for sure. Took the red trail.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I hiked the Orange Loop yesterday with my daughter. The trail was icy and muddy in spots, but fine to travel on. We extended our walk into the Mooney Carrese Forest on a "new" trail that was in great shape. We met several people geocaching. A very good stretch of the legs.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015