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Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area Monday, September 28th, 2009
Happy Valley - Access Road

Happy Valley - Access Road

Name: Happy Valley Wildlife Management Area
Fee: Free / Pets: Yes

GPS: N43 27.742 W75 57.910 – Park Entrance
GPS: N43 25.980 W75 57.815 – Long Pond

Trail: Ehling Trail
Length: 7.5 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Additional Links:
CNY Hiking.Com Trail Review
DEC – Happy Valley Map

This 8,645 acre area is a great general recreation area.  It’s open all year but camping is by permit only after September 1st.  It’s also rumored to be a hot spot for ghost sightings.  Several access roads allow travel by foot or 4×4 to various sections of the park.

09-26-2009 (Advgirl & Chinook) – This was our first visit to the area.  This place is an excellent area to bring your Jeep.  The roads are dirt packed and a little bumpy and wet in areas.  However, if you have a decent 4×4, you can navigate easily around major sections of the park.  We scouted out a couple of camping sites and a couple of trails that we will return to do.  We saw a few campers and ATV riders.

Happy Valley - Beaver Dam Lake

Happy Valley - Long Pond Pano