Otter Creek Horse Trail System
With 65 miles of interlocking horse trails, there is always a new destination to explore on horseback. The area is beautiful and diverse with trails winding through spirea flats and wooded areas, along Adirondack ponds and gently flowing waters like Otter, Little Otter, Beaver Meadow, and Chase Lakes; Crooked Creek and the Independence River. The Otter Creek Horse Trails are located on the Independence River and Otter Creek State Forests, as well as Independence River Wild Forest, on the western border of the Adirondack Park. It is common to see a variety of wildlife along the trail system, including deer, bear, coyote, fox, grouse, wild turkey, snowshoe hare, and many bird species. These trails are made up of old sandy roads and wooded trails looped together for easy navigation. The Assembly Area is known to many riders as the greatest attraction of the Otter Creek Horse Trails. This is a state-managed camping facility. It is free and riders can access all the trails that are part of Otter Creek Horse Trails. There are 100 roofed tie stalls with horse water taps.