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The Ridgeway Trail is a rail trail that follows the old Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad which was abandoned in 1956 as well as the old Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail follows along scenic Willseyville Creek and the Finger Lakes Trail / North Country Trail follows the old railroad bed for a short time.
The trail starts off Ridgeway Road and ends near the Gateway Tavern in Willseyville, NY. This trail is 4.3 miles long and is used by hikers, bikers and others. The trail is fairly level and is a very easy hike. We have featured the Willseyville Creek section of the trail as one of the "Best of the North Country Trail in New York".
We have been told that most of the trail is not maintained, except for the section the Finger Lakes Trail / North Country Trail follows and is becoming quite overgrown.
NOTE: In the winter this trail is used by snowmobiles.
Following the old railroad bed
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