The Brasher Community Connector Trail is 40 miles one-way starting at the Town of Helena where there is food and gas available at the Helena General Store before departing. The trail crosses the county bridge and follows rural town roads to connect to Brasher Forest on Bush Road. From here you will enjoy 8.7 miles of winding scenic pine trails before emerging at Country Hwy Rte 50.
The trail then crosses to Burns Road, a seasonal dirt road, turns onto to Leary Flint Road, goes across private property and into the back of the Church Street Playground in North Lawrence where there is trailhead parking. To get to services, follow Church Street one block, cross Rte 11 C, then follow Church Street one more block to a field. You can turn left and cross through the field to the North Lawrence Diner, the IGA for gas, and the Jug Tavern -- all popular stopping spots on the trail.
Continuing on Church St and turning right you enter the scenic North Lawrence Railroad bed lined with wetlands that are filled with wildflowers and wildlife to view. As you leave the Railroad bed on Hallahan Road you will travel on rural town roads that are identified with brown signs that include an ATV symbol. These eventually connect on to the pine-filled forest trail through Fort Jackson Forest. From there you will connect on Sheldon Road to lush private farm lands. The trail crosses 11B to Green Road onto beautiful county reforestation parcels, and continues on seasonal town roads into Parishville where you will find gas and food at Kunoco.
As of June 1, 2021, a multi-use trail permit is required for ATVs in St. Lawrence County. Purchase your permit here.
ATV trail riding is a popular outdoor recreational activity in Northern New York. The St Lawrence County Multi-Use Trails are designated ATV trails that include trail segments on public and private lands, with a key feature being a trail system thru Ft Jackson and Brasher Forests and the newest trail thru NYSDEC Easements from South Colton to Russell. Select Town and County Roads are used to connect the off road sections of the trail and are identified with brown signs that include an ATV symbol.
St Lawrence County Multi-Use ATV Trails are open May 15 to September 15 (unless otherwise posted).
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