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Skaneateles Creek Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Charlie Major Trail - Skaneateles Creek

Charlie Major Trail - Skaneateles Creek

Body of Water:
Skaneateles Creek

Key Species:
Brown & Rainbow Trout

Description:
“Skaneateles Creek breaks away from it’s namesake by pouring through a pipe at the dam on the lake’s north end and tumbling north for about 11 wavy miles to feed the Seneca River (New Erie Canal) west of Jordan.  Along the way, it runs through a couple of large rural villages and tiny hamlets and squeezes through a scenic gorge.” – Fishing Western New York

[Rybaak 119A] – Charlie Major Nature Trail
GPS: N42 57.770 W76 26.470 (Parking Area & Trailhead)
*Shoulder parking along the road for about 5 to 10 vehicles.

[Rybaak 119B] – Public Access (Village of Elbridge)
*The village park has public parking for around 10 vehicles.

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Charlie Major Nature Trail Monday, November 16th, 2009
Charlie Major Trail - Skaneateles Creek

Charlie Major Trail - Skaneateles Creek

Charlie Major Nature Trail

Fee: Free /Pets: Yes

Fishing:  Skaneateles Creek

Trail: Charlie Major Nature Trail
Distance: 1.6 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N42 57.770 W76 26.470 (Parking Area & Trailhead)
GPS: N42 58.093 W76 26.536 (Ruins Footpath)

This short nature trail is well maintained and easily hiked or biked.  It’s less than two miles round trip and offers some really nice photo opportunities of ruins from the milling era.  Fishing is allowed with special permit only.

11/16/2009 (Chinook) – This was our first visit to the trail.  It was a nice day (especially for November).  We found this trail as one of the ones featured on the rails to trails website.  It was pretty short, but we stopped several times for photographs along the way.  A few of these can be seen by following the link on the date above.  This is a great, short, low impact hike for kids, dogs and the elderly.

Charlie Major Nature Trail

Charlie Major Nature Trail

Ruins along the trail.

Ruins along the trail.

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