Catharine Valley Trail

Catharine Valley Trail

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Catharine Valley Trail

New York

(607) 535-4511

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ALERT - Please note, the area of the Catharine Valley Trail from Smith Road going south will be closed until further notice.

This year round recreation trail provides visitors the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty and historic charm of the glacially-carved valley south of Seneca Lake. Following abandoned railroad and canal towpath corridors, the trail passes through a variety of wildlife habitats. The compact stone-dust trail surface accommodates walking, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Currently six miles of the trail is available for use. When construction is complete the trail will be twelve miles long and extending from the Village of Watkins Glen to Horseheads.

Map of Catharine Valley Trail (NY)

Latitude, Longitude: 42.286593, -76.845756



  • Bicycling

    The trail is great for biking during the warmer months.

  • Hiking

    Six miles of trail is currently available.

  • Historic Sites

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are excellent recreational activities in the winter months.


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Two trail access points are located off NYS Route 14, one in the Town of Montour and one in the Village of Millport.For driving instructions more specific to your present location, please visit:

Phone Numbers


(607) 535-4511