Things to do At Otter Creek Falls Cabin and other information.

Summer

Go Hiking on scenic trails. 2.5 miles from cabin to parking trail head at Otter Creek State Forest with miles of hiking along Otter Creek. This is a 1206 acre tract with awesome trails that wind along scenic Otter Creek , with diversity of landscapes. Steep ridges, gentle rapids, great Brown Trout population. 3.0 miles from Cabin to parking trail head for Independence River Wild Forest. This is a 76,000 acres of forever wild forest. Be bold and adventerios and hike where not many people go. Make a hiking trip to Big Otter Lake which is headwaters of Otter Creek and enjoy a wilderness adventure. Big Otter Lake is also part of the Han -De -Ron -Dah wilderness. And i heard it is great fishing!. We also supply trail maps and information about the nearby trails at the Cabin. Hike where not many hike too, be a wilderness adventurer, be bold.
For the closest and nice little 1.5 mile or so hike . At my driveway take a right on Chases Lake road go 3.0 miles to Stateland Parking on Right, called Otter Creek Horse Assembly Area. Park right the in parking, follow trail to the right that parrells the road then get to Shady Trail that crosses the road. Follow Shady trail through Big Timber and to Independence Trail, which then follows along the scenic Independence River, then loop back up to trail back to Parking Area.
Go for a scenic hike at Whetstone Gulf State Park nearby and hike the “Gorge Trail”, very scenic.
The Village of Lowville (Population about 4,000) is 8 miles away. It has some unique gifts and specialty shops and art shops. It also has 2 major Grocery stores a Wal Mart and a Tops. Just outside of Lowville is Millers Meat Market (actually you will pass by on your way to Lowville), has great custom cut meats and a great “Jerky Burger” great to cook on grill. Also visit Noltzs Country Store just north of Lowville on route 812.
For dining there are many Resturaunts in the area. I would recommend Jebs which is similair to an Apple Bees and is located on Shady Ave in the center of Lowville. Also the Ridgeview which is located just outside of Lowville on Route 12 . The Ridgeview is fairly new and has a modern rustic touch with timber frame construction, and cedar log chairs and tables. Also about 6 miles outside of Lowville on Route 12 is the Tughill Vineyard. You can visit their wine tasting rooms and specialty shops. You can also tour the Vineyard outside on golf carts provided. Also usually live acoustic music Thursdays through Saturdays.
Visit the Croghan Maple Musuem 16 miles away and learn of the rich history of Maple Syrup production in Lewis County. Visit the Rail Road Musuem also in Croghan. Oh and also when your in Croghan do not forget to buy some fresh famous Croghan Bologna and stop by the Croghan Candy Kitchen and buy a great varity of homemade candies.
Visit and drive by the Tug Hill Wind farm just outside of Lowville and marvel at the many Windmills. There are designated Windmills you can drive too and park at base and take photos. You can also visit the Lewis County Historical society in Lowville. Also every Saturday visit and shop at the Farmers Market at the Lowville Fair Grounds Pavillion.
1000 Islands Region is 1.25 hours away, go on Uncle Sam Boat Tour commencing from the tourist village of Alexandria Bay. This tour is very scenic and can learn the history of the area ,also makes a stop at the famous Boldt Castle.
The tourist village of Old Forge is 40 minutes away. Visit Enchanted Forest and Water Safari, or visit the many specialty shops, or go on a diner cruise starting on First lake then going to Fourth Lake.
Go Horseback riding at Still Meadow Ranch, they have miles of new trails that wind through gently rollingmeadows and forests. Amazing views of the Adirondacks and the Black River Valley.Call 315-397-2239.
And of course if your really not into the tourist life, or crowded places you can always hang out at my beautiful cabin, sit on the porch and read, or invite a few friends over and start a campfire in our firepit and listen to the sound of the peacefull river.

Winter

Go downhill skiing at Snow Ridge Ski Resort in Turin about 10 minutes away. Also downkill ski at McCauley Mountain in Old Forge NY about 50 min away.
Go cross country Skiing , or snowshoeing ,from Cabin drive down to end of Sperryviile Road at snow plow turn around ,State parking lot ¼ mile from cabin. Then you can access miles of trails for skiing. There are also other places to access you can access trails nearby.
You can snowmobile legally on Chases Lake Road from cabin to trails. It is 2 .5 miles to the Sand Pond Road Parking trail head on Trail S 81 or it is 1 mile to Eatonville Road Trail # C5A and C8A. I have a Snow Sledder there Now he likes it.See attached Snowmobile Trail Map showing Cabin location. You can rent snowmobiles from 4 different Places where you drive the snowmobiles directly from the shop that are right on the hunreds of miles of designated trails. The Snowmobiling in this area is a major recreation and people from all over the Northeast come here to take advantage of the high snowfall we have Snow Mobile Rentals.