Link Trail Canastota Section Perryville Section Cazenovia Section Stone Quarry-Nelson Swamp
Dugway-NY80 walk Muller Hill-Maripossa SF CNY Hiking HOME PAGE North Country Trail in CNY Tioughnioga WMA
Hiking in Madison County
North Country Trail
Link Trail

Tioughnioga
WMA

 

This 4.2 mile section of the Link Trail features Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area, a popular hunting destination in Madison County, near New Woodstock. It is in Tioughnioga WMA where the North Country Trail leaves the Link Trail and heads along the Onondaga Trail, which is part of the Finger Lakes Trail System.

The Link Trail leaves Irish Hill Road at the bend and enters Tioughnioga WMA as you descend into the woods. There is some shoulder parking along the road. The GPS coordinates for where the trail enters the woods is N42 52.224 W75 48.187. The trail crosses a stream before ascending and winding its way toward Holmes Road. At 0.6 miles reach a trail register. The trail reaches abandoned Holmes Road at 0.7 miles and turns left following the old road.

The North Country Trail coincides with the Link Trail

At 0.8 miles the Link Trail reaches the junction with the blue blazed Onondaga Trail on your right. This is the point where the North Country National Scenic Trail turns and follows the Onondaga Trail toward Deruyter State Forest, Highland County Park, Morgan Hill State Forest, Maxon Creek State Forest, Cuyler Hill State Forest and the junction with the Finger Lakes Trail in about 40 miles. The Link Trail continues straight following the abandoned road.  Now you're following just the yellow blazes of the Link Trail.

The North Country Trail leaving the Link Trail

The trail crosses Damon Road at 1.5 miles and ascends toward Corkinsville Road. At the junction of this seasonal dirt road, reached at 2.2 miles, the trail turns left toward a yellow gate and now follows a grassy DEC Road. The trail turns right off the grassy road at 2.9 miles and winds its way toward Dugway Road. Reach a trail register at 3.6 miles and soon begin a quick descent toward Dugway Road.

Link Trail in Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area

The trail reaches Dugway Road at 4.2 miles and the end of this section of the Link Trail. There is some parking available here. The GPS coordinates are N42 49.984 W75 47.627. The main continuous trail turns right and follows Dugway Road to NY 80.  A dead end section of the Link Trail continues two miles across the road, but abruptly ends due to the loss of permission from a landowner.  For detail on this two mile stretch of trail see Tioughnioga WMA

It is highly recommended that you don't hike in Tioghnioga WMA during hunting season.

Guide to Hiking the Link Trail
3rd Edition (2014) - Only $5

Guide to the 40+ mile Link Trail with description, pictures and maps of the trail. The guide comes to you as a pdf file, meaning you print just the pages you need, when you need it. Use the buy now button below and we'll email you the file usually within 24 hours.
Mile Elevation Trail Description (North to South)
0.0 1689 feet

Trail turns off Irish Hill Road at bend. (parking)  Enter Tioughnioga WMA.

0.6 1668 feet

Trail register.

0.7 1649 feet

Reach old dirt/abandoned Holmes Rd.  Turn left and follow old road.

0.8 1672 feet

Junction of blue blazed Onondaga Trail on your right.  The North Country Trail now follows the Onondaga Trail.  Link Trail continues straight following just yellow blazes.

1.5 1640 feet

Cross Damon Road.  (shoulder parking)

2.2 1800 feet

Reach Corkinsville Rd (seasonal/dirt) (parking).  Turn left past gate following old DEC road.

2.9 1949 feet

Turn right off old DEC Road, following yellow blazes.

3.6 1970 feet

Trail register.

4.2 1698 feet

Reach Dugway Road. Parking. The Link Trail across the street will dead end in 2 miles.  For detail on this two mile stretch of trail see Tioughnioga WMA.  To continue, turn right on Dugway Road.

 

Link Trail Canastota Section Perryville Section Cazenovia Section Stone Quarry-Nelson Swamp
Dugway-NY80 walk Muller Hill-Maripossa SF CNY Hiking HOME PAGE North Country Trail in CNY Tioughnioga WMA

contact CNY HIKING by email at contact@cnyhiking.com
(c) 2006-today CNY Hiking - All rights reserved.  Any use of information from this site without permission is strictly forbidden.