Discover Red Barn Preserve

Easy walking trails that offer fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities, including of a Great Blue Heron rookery
1.80 miles, Network
Dirt/Forest Floor, Gravel/Crushed Stone, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging


The red, green, and yellow marked trails are easily followed and suitable for all ages. The trails also would be suitable for snowshoes in the winter. The trails focus on wetlands flora and fauna. There are several raised observation decks and boardwalks. The yellow trail has views of a large blue heron rookery. If you enjoy birding, bring your camera and binoculars.

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





Trail Manager

For more information, visit the Gateway Museum website or contact:

Gateway Museum of Morristown, New York
309 Main Street
Morristown, NY 13664
Phone: 315-375-4910
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Trailhead Information

From NY-37 in Morristown NY, head northwest on Main Street. Turn left onto Northumberland Street. Continue onto River Road East, Red Barn Preserve will be on your left.

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June 20, 2024
Note that there is no longer a bridge to cross on Northumberland St. Will need to turn left on Bay St from Main St.
July 03, 2022
Was a very quiet day in the wild.
About an hour's drive for us and well worth it.

Google had us taking North Umberland Street, which is currently closed as the bridge is out.

We were the only people most of the day, had one young man with a dog pass us on the trail at one point.

Saw about a dozen species of birds including robins, song sparrows, and the incredible Herons. Snakes, bees, evidence of a beaver but no actual sighting, muskrat and a tremendous amount of wildflowers.

A terrific visit overall.
chris coffin
March 29, 2022
A great walk on a nice day. Herons will be here soon.

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