ONEONTA SUSQUEHANNA GREENWAY:

ONEONTA, NEW YORK

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Last Updated:      August 7, 2009

Length:                 Loop trail; 2 miles

Difficulty:            Moderate. Flat, grass and hard packed dirt trail. Mountain bike recommended.                            

Directions:

From I-88 take exit 13 to Route 205 south. Take your first right onto Silas Lane. Follow the road past the treatment plant and look for the parking area on your right. Look for the sign.

The Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway is a proposed multi-use trail which will follow the Susquehanna River for approximately 6 miles. It will run from the Susquehanna River Park in the west end of Oneonta and out to Fortin Park in the east end of town. For more information visit;  ONEONTA SUSQUEHANNA GREENWAY .

Starting from the parking area; Head down to the map board. This trail forms a loop, so you can head either way. I started out going left (west). The trail is cut grass and parallels the interstate. Lots of bunnies darting around. The trail pulls away from the interstate and into a grove of Aspen trees. Here you'll find one of 15 informative signs that dot the trail. Next you'll come to an intersection at a mile.

Note; Heading straight simply shortens your trip by bringing you directly to the river trail.

Continue right past the bench along the edge of the woods. Soon the trail turns left (south) and takes you through the fields of Goldenrod to the banks of the Susquehanna River. Now you travel east along the river. After passing by marker #12 you'll come to an opening on your right that leads to two shaded benches overlooking the river. This is the 1 mile mark. Back on the trail, you'll pass by marker # 11 and then come to an intersection.

Note; Left is the short cut back to the parking lot.

Continue straight over some wood planks and the trail is now mostly hard packed dirt. You travel through a Red Pine stand, past a soccer field and back into the woods to a picnic pavilion at 1 miles. Hold your nose as you pass by the sewage treatment plant and the trail turns left (north). After crossing over Silas Lane the trail heads around the back of the town transportation building and travels west again along the grass trail. You return to the parking lot after a 2 mile loop. 

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