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 Otter Creek horse trails  
Glenfield , NY  (Weather)

Number of Trails:  26  Total Mileage:  65Difficulty:  More DifficultTrail Rating:   Camp Rating:   

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Trail Description: The Otter Creek Horse Trails are a series of interlocking horse trails comprising about 65 miles. They are located on both the Independence River Wild Forest Unit of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and on the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forests on the western border of the Adirondack Park in Lewis County. There is an Assembly Area with a trail head parking area, 100 roofed tie stalls, two stud stalls, water system, three mounting platformsfor persons with disabilities and accessible toilet facilities. The trail system uses a series of old, sandy roads and woods trails to traverse a beautiful diverse area with the trails winding their way along spirea flats and wooded areas, accessing picturesque Adirondack ponds and following or crossing Otter, Little Otter, Beaver Meadow, Chase, Burnt and Crooked Creeks and the Independence River. This is a link to a trail map: http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/41073.html      
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Campground : Campground is free and on a first come first serve basis. I do not know how many sites there are but there were 3 areas and an overflow area to camp in. Hoses must be kept in DEC tie stalls. (Total of 80 sites)
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Friends of Otter Creek
 
Directions: The Otter Creek Horse Trail system is located approximately 48 miles north of Utica and approximately 7 miles east of Route 12. Take NYS Route 12 to Glenfield. Turn into the hamlet of Glenfield. In Glenfield, turn east onto Greig Road. Go across the Black River and in approximately 1.9 miles the road will make a T-connection with Pine Grove Road. Turn left. Proceed 1.2 miles and take a right turn (east) onto Chases Lake Road. The entrance to the trail head parking will be approximately 3.4 miles on the right hand side of the road.  

This information was provided by: Rachel V on 6/15/2008 11:12:58 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)