Operated by BREIA (the Black River Environmental Improvement Association), for ski touring, these trails are gated, signed, patrolled, and maintained. Two parking lots, both on Egypt Road, the first on the right just after the tracks about 3/4 mile west of SR12, the other another mile or so up the hill on the left. Appoximately 6-8 miles of trail on rolling glacial terrain, some drops down into the creek valley on short, steep road cuts. See http://www.centralnewyorker.com/BREIA%20Ski%20Trail/BREIAskitrail.htm for additional details. Great place for the weekend warrior to do a few laps or for advanced beginners to get a challenge. The distance you can go depends on your stamina.
How to get there:
SR 12 north from Utica to intersection with Egypt Rd, abt 1/4 mi north of SR 28 Y, left on Egypt Rd. abt 3/4 mi on right just across tracks to lower parking, about another mile up the hill to upper parking on left.
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