Oregon Trail to Stewart Creek Flow
This short trail is a lovely (albeit muddy in spots) walk to a pretty waterfall and the site of an old dam. You can end your hike at Stewart Creek flow, where a snowmobile bridge crosses the creek, or continue on the trail to North Bend and Baldwin Springs. The area around the creek is generally abundant with wildflowers and is an excellent spot for bird watching.
more info at NYS DEC
Location: NYS Route 8, Bakers Mills
Parking and Directions:
Take the Northway to Exit 23. Turn west on Diamond Point Rd and then right onto US9 North for 4.2 miles. Turn left onto N-28 S and continue for 10.7 miles. Turn left onto NY-8 S and continue for 14.9 miles. The trailhead, with a small sign that may be easily missed, and a parking lot for 10-12 cars, is on the left.
Google Maps directions
Trailhead Coordinates: -74 8.73 43 31.8
Things to do Nearby:
Hike to Cod Pond from the same trailhead, camp at one of the many nearby primitive campsites, or continue your hike on the Oregon Trail to North Bend and Baldwin Springs.