BIG FLATS TRAIL:
BIG FLATS, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: August 3, 2016
Length: Big Flats Trail; 1.7 miles.
Sperr Memorial Park Loop; 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat stone-dust rail trail.
To Start from the South Hibbard Road parking lot; From I-86/Route 17 take exit 49 to Bridge St and head south. Turn left on Maple St and follow 0.7 miles to a parking lot on your right after a sharp corner.
To start from Sperr Memorial Park; From I-86/Route 17 take exit 50 to Kahler Rd and travel south. The park will be on your right.
The Big Flats Trail follows the rail bed of the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western RR or perhaps a siding off this RR.
Starting from the South Hibbard Road parking lot; Head up to the rail bed and travel east along the stone-dust Big Flats Trail crossing an iron bridge over Cuthrie Run. This open trail travels along a berm and causeway through a marsh. Just past a path on your left you'll come to another path that leads up to Sperr Memorial Park parking lot at 0.9 miles.
Note; Head left for the Sperr Memorial Park Loop. Here you'll find a picnic pavilion, gazebo, play ground and Porto-Potty. A gravel trail takes you around Lowe Pond, past many small gardens, bird houses and benches. Very scenic and whimsical. A causeway takes you between the pond and a marsh. Return to the Big Flats Trail and head left, past some picnic tables to complete the 0.6 mile Loop.
Continuing straight a short climb takes you up and over Kahler Rd where you now travel through a below grade cut. The trail ends after 1.7 miles.
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