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Six Nations Recreation Trail System

  • Six National Recreation Trail System Through Goundry Hill State Forest & Sugar Hill State Forest
    Beaver Dams, NY 14812
  • (607) 776-2165

This area comprises almost 12 thousand acres west of Watkins Glen in Schuyler County. Among its many attractions is the Six Nations Recreation Trail System, primarily designed for horses and snowmobiles. The trail system traverses the hills separating Keuka and Seneca lakes. Also located here is a portion of the Finger Lakes/North Country Trail, the Sugar Hill Fire Tower and the Sugar Hill Archery Course.

Goundry Hill and Sugar Hill state forests offer spectacular views, miles of forests and opportunities to glimpse the wildlife that calls these forests home.

The trail system is a series of loops and spurs covering about 40 miles. The trailhead at Sugar Hill Recreation Area offers toilets, parking, camping, running water, picnic tables, a pavilion, hitching rails, an accessible horse-mounting ramp and 16 covered horse-tie stalls. All are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Other parking lots are scattered throughout the area.

During winter months, horse trails are open for snowmobile use. In addition, hikers and cross-country skiers are welcome to use the trail system.