Discover Munter Trail

Sandy trail along the banks of the Raquette River with several good viewing boardwalks and picnic sites.
1.40 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor, Sand, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The Munter Trail, part of Clarkson University’s trail system, is a wide, level, packed sand trail that follows the Raquette River from the Maple Street Bridge south to the entrance of the Bayside Cemetery. Along the trail there are a number of picnic spots, as well as boardwalks perfect for fishing or enjoying the view of Fall Island.

Other Information

The closest public restrooms are located at the Stewart’s, a great excuse to pick up a cone of ice cream after your walk.


This trail is part of the Great 8 Challenge. Learn more!




Trail Manager

This trail is managed by Clarkson University. For more information, please contact:

Clarkson University

Clarkson University
8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, New York 13699
Phone: 315-268-6400
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Trail Tips

Friendly Fire
Minimize the impact of your campfire by using an established fire rings in permitted sites only. Burn only dead down wood and put out your fire before leaving. A cookstove can make cooking faster and easier.
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Trailhead Information

There are two main trailheads for the Munter Trail.

  • The northernmost trailhead is located at the rear of the Stewart’s Shop on Maple Street. Park in the spaces closest to the river.
  • A second trailhead with parking is just south of Stewart's, behind the Clarkson University Walker Arena and Hantz Field.
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May 26, 2023
This trail will lead you to the site of the former Potsdam-Hannawa Railway bridge that crossed over from Oak Island to the mainland. An interesting story in the history of the area.

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