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“Birds and a few rusting relics of the industrial age”

Keuka Lake Outlet Trail
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Penn Yan
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Syracuse
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Birds and a few rusting relics of the industrial age”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We've walked along this for years. Nice to have smooth railway trail with a stream alongside it's entire length. The old water-powered mills that used to line it are mostly crumbled away, but it's actually been nice to see the area reverting year by year back to a natural state. There's still one brick smokestack, which used to have a huge belt wheel and the remains of a hulking steam boiler -- still various large bits of what look like old-time turbines, etc. Old iron bow-bridge covered with vines, filled-in brick pits in the woods (small and not dangerous) that were part of a 19thc. paper mill (I've been told) Good place for birders, although we ran into a posse of deer hunters on our last walk. In good weather, young Amish couples picnic there and you can admire their buggies in the parking area.

Visited December 2013
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New York
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nature Walk”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

This trail is nicely maintained and follows the outlet between Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake. It is about 7 miles long with a couple of nice waterfalls. Bike rental is available at start in Penn Yan.

Visited November 2013
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Huntington, New York, United States
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4 reviews
“Nice Trail”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Good walking/biking trail along the river. It's about 7 miles so kind of long for a walk especially because it's a single trail and you have to do an "out and back". I wish I had brought my bike, its easy off road and fairly level. Nice to do before wine tasting.

Visited October 2013
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Newtown, CT
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Waterfall”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We only saw part of the trail -- one of the waterfalls, which was very nice. The trail section where we walked was nice and flat and easy to walk.

Visited October 2013
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Lake Frederick, Virginia
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Easy but great hike.”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

It is mostly flat, scenic as it travels by a stream. There are two waterfalls along the trail. It can be broken up into two nice segments.

Visited March 2013
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