Trail

Moreau Lake Nature and Mud Trail

Gansevoort, NY
Length: 2.10 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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A relaxed circular walk around the upper portion of Moreau Lake and Mud Pond. A few gentle slopes and a couple of narrow portions, but for the most part a pleasant walk through the woods around the lake and the pond. Dogs must be leashed. Occasional mountain bikers and horseback riders. You will see beaver lodges and water birds and hear bull frogs. The trail starts at the far end of the parking lot at the Moreau Lake State Park Beach area.

Moreau Lake State Park’s lake lies amid hardwood forests, pine stands, and rocky ridges. Shady groves of trees shelter picnic grounds and a pavilion overlooking the lake. Wooded campgrounds are quiet and secluded, offering facilities for group campers, as well as tent and trailer sites. Two pavilions, each with a 120-person capacity and a 20’x30′ tent which can accommodate up to 75 people, may be reserved on a daily basis. The sandy beach, nature, hiking and cross-country ski trails, opportunities for boating, fishing and ice fishing, and proximity to the Saratoga Springs and Lake George areas make the park attractive to visitors.

In the summer, beach lounges, beach umbrella, and fishing gear can be rented. In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent daily.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 141 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Beach, Fishing, Lake, Mud Puddles, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail Contributor

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Originally from Ohio, Natalie Kendrach currently lives in Ballston Spa, New York with her husband (Mitchell), daughter (Olivia) and son (Henry). She is one of the Branch Ambassadors for HiB Capital Region NY and HiB Southern Adirondacks, as well as, a volunteer for the National HiB Blog and Calendar Teams. When she’s not on the trail, she enjoys sewing, reading, traveling, sailing, camping and photography.

About The Guide

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