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There are "THOUSANDS" of Acres of NY State Public Trails to ride directly from Camp Manestay.
Otter Creek is one of the most popular trail systems. It consist of a series of interlocking horse trails comprising about 65 miles. They are located both 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 in Lewis County. 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. The entire area is populated with wildlife, and with the trail passing through a variety of habitats you are likely to see deer, bear, coyote, fox, grouse, wild turkey, snowshoe hare and a wide variety of bird life. Catspaw Lake and Pitcher Pond often have resident or migratory wild fowl on them.
Take NYS Rt. 12 to Glenfield. Turn into the hamlet of Glenfield. In Glenfield turn east onto Greig Rd. Go across the Black River and in approximately 1.9 miles the road will make a T-connection with Pine Grove Rd. Turn left. Proceed 1.2 miles and take a right turn (east) onto Chases Lake Rd. The entrance to Camp Manestay will be approximately 3.5 miles on the left hand side of the road.