Dryden Lake

Dryden, New York

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120-acre Dryden Lake is surrounded by Dryden Lake Park, replete with picnic areas, pavilions, a playground, restrooms, and fishing/observation platforms. It also sits at the midpoint of the 4-mile-long Dryden Lake Park Trail, which began its existence as the Southern Central Railroad in 1865. Before that, Indians used this area as a campground and settlers built a sawmill here. In June, we watched carp jump out of the water in their spawning dance. Later in summer, vegetation mats the lake. The area abounds in geese, herons, ospreys, swallows, etc. Several species of turtles sun themselves on the logs. Beavers can be seen too. Take your time and enjoy the plants and animals as you paddle this picturesque lake that is ringed with forests, a golf course and farmlands.

Dryden Lake Professional Review and Guide

"120-acre Dryden Lake is surrounded by Dryden Lake Park, replete with picnic areas, pavilions, a playground, restrooms, and fishing/observation platforms. It also sits at the midpoint of the 4-mile-long Dryden Lake Park Trail, which began its existence as the Southern Central Railroad in 1865. Before that, Indians used this area as a campground and settlers built a sawmill here. In June, we watched carp jump out of the water in their spawning dance. Later in summer, vegetation mats the lake. The area abounds in geese, herons, ospreys, swallows, etc. Several species of turtles sun themselves on the logs. Beavers can be seen too. Take your time and enjoy the plants and animals as you paddle this picturesque lake that is ringed with forests, a golf course and farmlands."

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Dryden
Distance: 1.6
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Class: Class I
Season: Best spring, summer, and fall
Local Contacts: Dryden Lake Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Dryden Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

6/12/2006
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There is a nice, relatively quiet trail that follows mostly along the edge of Dryden Lake. The trail is wide and flat the entire way, making it incredibly easy to walk and suitable for multi-purpose use (i.e. people frequently ride horses there, etc). Unfortunately, it travels in a straight line from Lake Rd to West Lake Rd and doesn't make a loop as the property on the either side is privately owned. All in all, a nice area for an easy stroll.



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May 2018