USING OLD, SHADED ROADS AND WOOD TRAILS.
YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE 65
MILES OF INTERLOCKING HORSE TRAILS.
The area is beautiful and diverse, with trails winding through spirea flats and wooded areas, along Adirondack ponds and gently flowing waters like Otter, Little Otter, Beaver Meadow, Chase, and Crooked Creeks and the Independence River.
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Adirondack Park is a lush park with about six million acres of constitutionally protected state park. On the western edge of the Adirondack Park are two public forest areas that are managed by the State Department of Environmental Conservation. These two public forest areas are the Independence River Wild Forest and the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forest. Together they have about 65 miles of wonderful horse riding trails. The trails are called The Otter Creek Horse Trails.
The Otter Creek Horse Trails are located on the Independence River Wild Forest Unit of the New York State Forest Preserve and on the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forests on the western border of the Adirondack Park. It is common to see a variety of wildlife along the trail system. Sightings of deer, bear, coyote, fox, grouse, wild turkey, snowshoe hare, and many bird species have been reported. These trails are made up of old sandy roads and wooded trails. The trails will all loop and are well marked so people don't get lost. Most of the trails follow or cross the Independence River and other smaller waterways, all of which flow into the Black River that continues north into Lake Ontario. Even in the winter this area is very beautiful.
If the trails alone are not enough to get you to come visit then the Assembly Area will. Most riders agree that this is the greatest attraction to The Otter Creek Horse Trails. This is a state managed, exclusively equine camping facility that is free for the riding public to use. From the Assembly Area you can access all the trails that are The Otter Creek Horse Trails. There are 100 roofed tie stalls that have horse water taps in each also located in the Assembly Area.
There is no doubt about the wonderful trails located here and with a wonderful Assembly Area ready to meet your needs why not make your next riding trip and Adirondack riding trip? No matter what kind of rider you are there is a trail here for you to take. With and increase of interest each year in the area your sure to meet people some nice people with your same interests.