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“Serenity and History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Charlie Major Nature Trail

Charlie Major Nature Trail
Crow Hill Rd, Skaneateles, NY
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Skaneateles
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
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Skaneateles, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Serenity and History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I almost always take visitors on this most pleasant of walks-it's on a flat old railroad bed next to a babbling steam amidst the ruins of old mills and dams (on hot summer days just cool your feet in the stream and relax). It's not a long walk..so take your time and drink in this trip into the past.

Visited June 2013
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Rochester, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Great place for hiking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Spent an hour hiking the Charlie Major Nature Trail this past weekend while visiting Skaneateles. The trail is very well maintained and has a great waterfall and scenic stream that runs along the trail. Felt very safe.

Visited October 2013
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New York
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“A hidden gem!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a peaceful place!!! With a creek, park, picnic tables, bridges and a little history too.
If you stop by the Mottville post office / Mottville Emporium / Rehab consignment for a map of the trail so you know what each place on the trail was.

Visited September 2013
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gunvor
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“Nice walking trail on the edge of the village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Very easy flat walk along a restored railroad bed. It follows the Skaneateles Creek/River past several ruins from 18th to 20th century factories and mills. There is a free trail map at the visitor's center that describes the ruins along the trail.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, New York
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“Trail with a Twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Walked this trail with family members and there are interesting things to see along the way. Met a woman who donated and installed a bench overlooking one of the water falls. Have attached pictures of our hike.

Visited July 2013
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