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Hiking and Multi-Use Herkimer County Trails.

Some trails may be designed for multi-use, which means during the summer, they could be a combination of hiking or bicycling. Please be sure to check before you start out biking to be sure it is allowed on that particular trail.

West Canada Valley Nature Trail


The trail begins behind the West Canada Valley School complex located on State Route 28, 1.5 miles between Middleville and Newport. Park near the tennis courts and proceed down the path until the trailhead is reached.


A left turn from Park Street onto Remington Ave. brings you down into the Village of Ilion. A side road off Park Road leads to a parking area giving access to most of the trails.



Trail length varies by trail selection



The trail surface is dirt and is in poor condi-tion in some areas. A portion of the trail goes through a cornfield. While the trail does not follow the West Canada Creek, it is fairly easy to get to the shoreline from the official trail. An old abandoned rail bed passes through the school property and is crossed on the way to the trailhead from the parking area.









Herkimer County Trails

This site guide is an introduction to the trails of one of the most scenic areas in New York State, Herkimer County.


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