Foster-Blake Woods Preserve

A hiking and cross country skiing trail along the dramatic shoreline area known as the Palisades.

  • Photo by Dennis McCarthy
  • Photo by Art Pundt
  • Foster-Blake Trail
  • View from Foster-Blake Trail
  • Trail photo by Art Pundt
  • Foster-Blake Woods Preserve Sign
  • Photo by Dennis McCarthy

Directions to the Preserve: Foster-Blake Woods Preserve is located off Rt. 12E. From the intersection of Rt. 12 and Rt. 12E in Clayton, head west on Rt. 12E toward Cape Vincent for 3.7 miles. The parking area is on the right (river side), opposite Pelo Road.

The Foster-Blake Woods Preserve is exceptionally beautiful, hosting shoreline cliffs and a mature northern hardwood forest. It features a hiking and cross-country skiing trail that takes advantage of the variety of habitats as well as the river front view that the property has to offer.

A mature Northern Hardwood Forest provides views from rocky bluffs overlooking the St. Lawrence River islands, while pockets of mixed shrub land and hardwoods are scattered across the property. This provides excellent bird habitat for both nesting and foraging, as well as providing ample cover for small mammals and upland game birds.


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    The Land Trust currently owns and manages over 20 miles of multi-use recreational trails throughout the greater Thousand Islands region. These rustic trails open the door to TILT’s Signature Preserves and are accessible to the public year-round, providing individuals with unique outdoor experiences across a variety of landscapes.

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