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“Gentle Hike Along an Old Railroad Track”

Charlie Major Nature Trail
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Nice, easy walk along a wide, well-groomed trail. You can park at either end. Explore the short turn-offs that take you to water. Look for the "relic" stump (locals we ran into told us about it) - in front of a bench at one of the turn-offs - where hikers place pieces of metal (from the old railroad tracks and/or mill buildings?) they have collected along the way. Make sure to take one with you - apparently it's a tradition.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

The trail goes along an old railroad track. It is flat, with a few side trails to the water. This was an old milling area. It is quiet, easy, and about 9/10 of a mile.

Thank Michele D
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We walk two miles every day and prefer relatively flat terrains. This trail was perfect for us. It is 1.6 miles (round trip) - we back-tracked to make the hike at least two miles. The setting is beautiful, walking on a nice shaded track along a creek with interesting ruins to see. We needed GPS to find it - the signs on Jordan were inadequate. We used it twice while visiting Skaneateles for five days in mid-July (a hot week) and will use it again next year when we are there again.

Thank GEPMYP
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Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The trail is well cared for and the old mills are beautiful in their own right. We really enjoy the walk or bike ride and so does the dog! You can now access the new distillery from the path as well.

Thank CookTeach
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Charlie Major trail is beautiful. The path is wide and graveled and well maintained. It can be hiked or biked. The path is tree lined, shady, and there is a clear, clean stream running through it. It is two miles round trip. It takes you on a quick journey through the past when water power was used to run mills. Remnants of these old stone structures remain in place as nature reclaims them. It is pretty flat--young children can do it and a hardy stroller can make the trip also.

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