Discover Chippewa Bay Preserve Nature Trail

A series of trails on the Preserve provide outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, birding, and wildlife observation.
0.80 miles, Round Trip


The trail inside the Preserve along Chippewa Creek offers walkers a chance to observe a small swath within a much larger region of important wetland habitat that extends from the Adirondack mountains northward across the St. Lawrence and into Algonquin Park. This is a great opportunity for hiking, birding, and wildlife observation.

Other Information

The Chippewa Bay Nature Trail is open from dawn to dusk. The trail is marked through the Preserve. Trail amenities include an elevated wildlife observation platform, footbridges, stairs over steeper inclines, a boot brush station, and interpretive signage. For more information, please contact the Thousand Islands Land Trust.

Trail Manager

For more information, please visit the Thousand Islands Land Trust online, or contact:

Thousand Islands Land Trust

Thousand Islands Land Trust
Executive Director, Thousand Islands Land Trust
Jake Tibbles
135 John Street
Clayton, NY 13624
Phone: 315-686-5345
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Trail Tips

Be Prepared
In case of emergency, it helps to carry: extra clothing, food, and water; rain or wind gear; first aid and repair kit; flashlight, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife. Tell someone where you plan to go and when you’ll return, just in case.
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Trailhead Information

The trail (inside of the Preserve) is located at the end of New Road in Chippewa Bay. If you are using GPS to find it, look for River Bay Adventure Inn at 97 New Road. Once you reach River Bay Adventure Inn, go straight ahead, up a slight rise into the woods. There is a small parking area about a quarter mile further ahead on the left.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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