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Verona Beach State Park Friday, October 30th, 2009
Verona Beach - Black Creek Loop

Verona Beach - Black Creek Loop

Name: Verona Beach State Park
Fee: State Park Fees Apply / Pets: Yes

Trail: Snowbile Course
Length: 8.00 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Cross-Country Ski Trail
Length: 4.00 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Cross-Country Ski Trail
Length: 3.0 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Woods & Wetland Nature Trail
Length: ?.?? miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: N/A

Trail: Black Creek Loop
Length: 1.20 miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N43 09.993 W75 43.545

Trail: Sterling Loop
Length: ?.?? miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: N/A
GPS: N43 09.993 W75 43.545

Trail: Sterling Poppleton Loop
Length: ?.?? miles (Round Trip) / Difficulty: N/A
GPS: N43 10.441 W75 43.104

Fishing Information:
Oneida Lake

Trail Maps:
Reserve America Campground Map
Verona Beach SP – Sterling Poppleton Trail Map
Verona Beach – Black Creek Tail Map

Verona Beach State Park is a great family friendly environment.  The park itself is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake and encompasses 1,700 acres of land.  They have an outstanding beach with several amenities such as showers, pavilions, food and playgrounds.  The also allow fishing, ice fishing, hunting (with special permit), skiing, snowmobiling and a bridle path.

What many people are not aware of, is the amount of hiking trails that are also available at the park.  In addition to the trails located from the main park entrance (to left of Route 13 North), there are also woodland trails that are accessible directly across from the main entrance on Route 13.

Visited:
> 10/20/2009 (Chinook) -Black Creek Trail
It was a wet an overcast day to be on this trail.  The trailmarkers on the trees are ample throughout the entire trail, but there was flooding in several of the low spots.  There is no elevation climbs to speak of and this 1.2 mile trail was very easy.  Even though the majority of the leaves have fallen, there were still some very beautiful spots along the way.  This trail is a mushroom lover’s dream.

Sterling Rd. Parking Area - Black Creek Trailhead

Sterling Rd. Parking Area - Black Creek Trailhead

Black Creek Trail View

Black Creek Trail View

Black Creek Trail Flooding

Black Creek Trail Flooding

Black Creek - Beaver Action

Black Creek - Beaver Action

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