Black River Trail

Black River Trail

Emily Fell
Watertown, NY
Follows an abandoned railway
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43.9896214, -75.8312068

Connect with nature

  • Accessibility
  • Biking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Areas
  • Snowshoeing
  • Walking & Hiking

A beautiful paved trail that runs along the Black River and has stunning fall colors, between Black River and Watertown. The majority of the trail is estimated to be in the mostly gentle grade category (5% or less).

This trail will likely be navigable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or stroller users. There are benches and picnic tables along the route for resting.

portions of trail is paved
Emily Fell
two kids hugging a large tree

Explore IRLC Preserves

With five public preserves across three counties, adventure awaits you.

Indian River Lakes Conservancy (IRLC) carefully stewards the land and water to preserve the natural character of the region, with a focus on protecting clean water, fish and wildlife, and the scenic vistas along the shores of the lakes and the Indian River. Encounter the beauty of Indian River Lakes at a preserve near you!