Horse Camps at Otter Creek

Horse Trails

horse looking at mapOtter Creek Horse Trails are located on the western edge of the Adirondack Park in New York State. The trail system consists of 65 miles of pristine wild and state forest lands protected and managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ( DEC ) since its development in 1988.

Our trails are a series of old, sandy roads and woods trails winding through spirea flats and wooded areas, accessing picturesque Adirondack ponds, creeks and rivers. Footing for horses is exceptional due to our sandy soil. ATV’s are not permitted on the trails but hikers and bikers are welcome.

deerThe area is populated with wildlife, with trails passing through a variety of habitats where you will likely see deer, bear, coyote, fox, grouse, wild turkeys and a wide variety of bird life.

Brook trout can be found in Little Otter, Beaver Meadow, Crooked Creek, Pitcher Pond and Payne Lake.


Please have a current negative coggins test available. Health certificates required for out of state horses.

Always wear a helmet.

If you ride alone, please tell a friend where you are going. Take your cell phone, about 80% of the trails get cell service.

Please refer to the NYSDEC for complete rules & regulations for riding Otter Creek Horse Trails.

group on trail

Please help us preserve and protect our State Forest by :

  • not littering
  • managed camp fires utilizing fire wood supplied at the cabins
  • staying on the designated trails

A printed trail map will be available for your use when you arrive at your cabin. Click here to view the trail map.

riders on trailPlease consider supporting the Friends of Otter Creek Horse Trails which is a local group of equine volunteers who contribute many hours every year working on trail repairs and maintenance to make your trip more enjoyable and preserving the integrity of the trails.

Horse Camps at Otter Creek - Glenfield, NY