Ridgeway Swamp

Total distance: 1.7 miles

Difficulty level(s): easy

Easy walk on an elevated railroad bed through the Ridgeway Swamp or the Willseyville Creek Wetlands. Great location for birding or a short bike ride. This is a snowmobile route (S25)in the winter time and is maintained by the Spencer-VanEtten Snowmobile Club. It is a flat straight line from Ridgeway Rd to Wilseyville Rd but you can park at the trailhead parking lot for the Finger Lakes Trail and take the FLT into the swamp where it joins up with the old rail road bed for a short bit before heading up to White Church Rd and to Shindagin Hollow.

Portions of this trail system are also included in the Finger Lakes Trail system.

Trailhead GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 42.341319
Longitude: -76.390354

Parking Locations

Trail Attributes

  • Good for Biking
  • Good for Hiking
  • Good for Running
  • Good for Cross-Country Skiiing
  • Good for Snowshoeing
  • Scenic Vistas
  • Unique Wildlife Viewing

More Info

Part of interconnected trail system: No

Trail Surface: Gravel/Stone Dust

Trail Markers: no

Hunting is allowed on this trail - use caution.

This trail is open year round.