Roughly three miles long, the Macsherry Trails takes outdoor enthusiasts to a trailhead off of Indian Point Road in Hammond. On the hike, you will pass beaver ponds and meander through woods in one of the most significant wetlands on the St. Lawrence River. The trail leads to the Crooked Creek, providing a fantastic view of Chippewa Bay at the "Old Boyscout Camp", before circling back to the trailhead.
The history of the Crooked Creek Preserve is quite intriguing. Once part of the Day Farm, the Preserve was acquired by the Land Trust in 1998 with the help of a grant from the Sweetwater Trust. In 2000, the children of Richard and Mary Macsherry donated the resources to build the Macsherry Trail, in honor of their parents' 50th wedding anniversary.
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Take State Route 12 to the border between Jefferson and St. Lawrence County (6.1 miles east of Alexandria Bay). Turn north toward Kring Point State Park, then turn immediately right onto Indian Point Road (a dirt road). This road is marked private, but visitors to the Macsherry Trail are welcome. Travel approximately 3/4 mile to the parking area on the right.