Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Newton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail. Easy walking except for a few rocky stretches, well marked (follow the blue blazes) and covering diverse and beautiful habitats. We saw abundant mushrooms, frogs, and birds. Plenty of shade, bugs weren’t too bad for mid-summer. Path does not follow map much, so ignore the frequent off-trail alerts.

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 months ago

beware of the poison ivy! I first noticed patches near the lake. only about ankle high at this point but its abundant. other than that, really nice hike. I do wish there were more paths to the water.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
7 months ago

About half way through we walked right up to a black bear! Luckily it ran away(: There’s a couple nice scenes along the trail. I’m sure its because of the season but it was super muddy. Without the blue markers we’d be totally lost cause there’s not always a clear path!

Trail conditions were fine - a little muddy; downed trees are all cleared. Pretty thick foliage when you are near the shore, but it's only for a little while and there's no thorns. Trail is marked very well; it's just not super eventful, but it's nice. The forest is very healthy. But if you just want a little walk through the woods it's very nice.

walking
Fri Sep 14 2018

It was an easy trail especially for the dogs. They had a couple water breaks in the stream. Lots of mushrooms. Many different species to look at. Wood bridges are very slippery I recommend having dogs walk through the stream instead of over the bridge so they don’t get hurt. Very peaceful in the morning.

hiking
Tue May 29 2018

Lots of downed trees due to recent storms. Have to climb over and under trees. Nothing impassable. Lots of bushwack. Trail is barely visible. Wear proper footwear for swampy mud.

Sun Apr 09 2017

Peaceful, easy trail ☀️

Thu Jan 05 2017

My map recording didnt quite match with the one provided by AllTrails but it was close enough. This is a 3 mile well maintained and well marked loop. There are several stone walls to climb over and the trail itself is a bit muddy and rocky in many areas. The lake is nice but I wish the trail followed the shoreline a bit more. A few small streams to check out as well but not much else. The trail is very close to some houses and private property. There is litter all around the parking area. I also picked up a few empty Bud Light cans on the trail and several shotgun shells so be careful.

Sun Jan 01 2017

There is no marked trail here other than the path that runs along Junction Rd. Basically just a short boring walk through the woods.

This is no trail. It's a graveyard of fallen trees. Don't do it.

We've hiked along this trail from one end to the other in summer, winter, spring and fall. Rain, snow and heat. So much to see. So much to do experience. Great walk.

it is not a hard Trail at best it is moderate but it was very interesting and I really enjoyed it. The lake was beautiful but the woods were also very cool

snakes....awesome!!

Level easily marked trail with views of Paulinskill Lake, horse farms, wild life.

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mountain biking
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