Trail Riding

Essex Chain Lakes Trailheads

See the link above... a serene video highlighting the Essex Chain Lakes... a jewel in the wilderness recently opened to the public. Quietly nestled in the Adirondack Mountains are the Essex Chain Lakes trailheads: the Hudson River Access located on the Goodnow Flow Road, Newcomb, NY and Deer Pond Access on Woody’s Road, Newcomb, NY. In 2013 the State of NY purchased over 19,000 acres of property opening up over 40 miles of endless trails for horseback riding!


Pack up your horse and trailer and come explore. Remember to bring your GPS and compass for there are many intertwined old logging roads, untouched scenic beaver flows, mountainous meadows and many lakes to make this a primitive and spectacular ride.

Recently, along with the Town of Newcomb, 4 other adjoining towns were awarded a $250,000 grant to develop amenities for equestrians. Hopefully, the trailheads will be designed for easy access for horse trailers. NYS DEC land management plans are not finalized, and hopefully in the future will not prohibit horses from accessing these old logging roads.

Santanoni Preserve


Don’t forget the always popular Santanoni Preserve for an easy and historic ride; it is only 5 miles ride one way. Explore Camp Santanoni’s restored buildings, rich history and enjoy Newcomb Lake! Or veer off to Moose Pond for a beautiful 16 mile trip round ride! The trailhead for both of these rides is located off Rt. 28N in Newcomb, NY with plenty of parking.

Follow this link for a winter cross country ski into the Camp...

For more information call 518-582-2509.