Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shirley, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
great scenic trails with places to look out over lakeand marshes. A lot of wildlife to see. many trails that are well marked.
A good handful of people go to this location. I just prefer paths less frequented.
Really lovely trail (the White Oak loop). There is a brand new, large facility at the entrance with ample parking. From there, you proceed on a large gravel road/path to a trail on loop, that runs partly alongside the river and then into the woods. We did the shortcut loop with our 5 and 3 year olds. They loved it -- the guides they provide are excellent (even when the facility is closed), with pictures of animal footprints, leaf shapes, and other flora and fauna for the kids to find and identify. The trail is basically entirely flat, with several places to loop back earlier if you are getting worn out. There are picnic tables at the head of the true trail (which is where the loop begins and ends), and benches scattered on the trail throughout. We went on a holiday in February and it was pretty empty; we occasionally passed another hiker. It would be really beautiful in fall, summer, and spring, but even in the middle of winter it made for a really nice loop in the woods!
easy and fun. great place to relax.
Did the white oak and black Tupelo trails. A little buggy by the water (not surprising), but a nice easy walk. There were a couple areas nearly clear cut of pines due to the Japanese beetle problem.
It has been awhile since I have been here. Very nice, easy parking.