Dryden Rail Trail

Total distance: 5.42 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

This scenic trail follows a railroad bed south from the Village of Freeville to the Village of Dryden and then continues south to Dryden Lake and beyond to Pervis Rd. Benches every 1/2 mile provide rest stops with interpretive signs marking natural and historical features. Dryden Lake Park provides rest rooms, fishing and picnic shelters. The trail also passes through Cornell Botanic Gardens Pervis Road Wetlands Natural Area, which contains active beaver dams and various wetland habitats, making it an ideal site for wildlife viewing, particularly for migrant and wetland birds.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.447116
Longitude: -76.25458

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Biking
  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Horseback Riding
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Mountain Biking
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Lakes visible
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing
  • Picnicking allowed
  • Restrooms available

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: Yes

Trail Surface: Gravel/stone dust

Trail Markers: benches

Use of firearms for deer hunting is not allowed. Bow hunting may be allowed. BE SAFE: See the specific trail owner/steward’s website for the most up to date details

This trail is open year round.

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