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  • Phone : (518) 962-2287
  • Address : 6482 Main Street Westport, NY 12993
  • location

    Essex, NY 12936

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Essex Gateway Trail


**Due to an intense thunderstorm with heavy winds, multiple trees came down along the Essex Gateway Trail.  The trail is currently impassable and not safe.  CATS will be working to clear the trees in the coming weeks, and hopes to have the trail open again later in the summer.**


Description:  Check out this 2.3-mile out-and-back trail near Essex, New York. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 45 min to complete. The trail passes through forest, pasture, and open farmland until its terminus at Blockhouse Road. Much of the trail passes through Essex Farm, which is a busy place with cattle, sheep, pigs, and all forms of cultivation. It is possible to walk along Blockhouse Road, a scenic gravel road back toward Rte. 22, and then back into the village for a three-mile loop walk.


Directions: Click Here for Google Directions.


From Essex Ferry Parking area, go north on sidewalk along Essex Road 0.2 miles to enter through a fence to forest trail.


(This trail can be found as E2 on the Central Champlain Valley CATS map) 


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