New York Hiking, Nature February 11, 2018
This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In New York
With an endless list of beautiful landscapes that are just waiting to be explored, New York is full of a variety of hikes that range from easy peasy to tough as nails. Some of the most rewarding trails in our state can also be some of the shortest! An exciting outing that won’t take up an entire day, here’s why you’ll want to check out this short but sweet trail in Oneida County for yourself.
Just outside of the village of Boonville with noticeable signage, Pixley Falls State Park is easy to find off of Route 46.
The day-use only park has an easy .7-mile long nature trail that visitors can explore.
Taking you through the serene forests that make up the 375 acres of Pixley Falls State Park, the nature trail will have you crossing over a handful of quaint little bridges.
With Lansing Kill running right through the park, you'll find waterfront views all throughout this charming hike.
A trail that can be easily explored by visitors of all ages, this is an adventure that you can take the entire family along for.
Passing by a ton of smaller waterfalls, before you know it you'll hear the sound of Pixley Falls.
The main attraction of the park, Pixley Falls measures to be 50 feet in height.
Right near the park's picnic area, the easy trail is a perfect place to check out if you don't have a lot time to go exploring and are looking for something peaceful!
Roughly an hour away from places like Syracuse and Old Forge, this delightful trail is worth exploring if you're out and about in the area.
A park that many of us have grown up visiting with our families, as of 2010 Pixley Falls State Park is no longer used for camping and is strictly a day-use only park. Today you can still find some remains of the park's past, with fire places left behind from old campsites that are now used by visitors who come to enjoy picnics here. The park also has tons of picnic tables and a lovely pavilion you can rent out during our warmer months.
To find out more information about this New York state park,
How to get here:
11430 Route 46
Boonville, NY 13309
To get a better look at all of the waterfalls you’ll see here and what it’s like to explore this state park, watch the wonderful footage captured by
Chris Leiter via YouTube below!
Have you ever been to Pixley Falls State Park? To enjoy more hikes up north that will lead you to stunning waterfalls, check out
This One Easy Hike In New York That Will Lead You To Someplace Unforgettable!