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Best Hikes near Newfane, New York


The Newfane, New York area is close to some of the best hiking areas in New York. We're just a few minutes from Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and the Niagara Falls area. In this article, we've listed a few of our favorite hikes in the area. For more information, give us a call. We'll be glad to help.
Devil's Hole Trail
Devil's Hole Trail
Location: Devil's Hole State Park
Length: 2.5 miles
Elevation gain: N/A
Rating: Moderate
Devil's Hole Trail is a rail trail that runs from Devil's Hole State Park to Whirlpool State Park. The trail was originally a trolley line built in the late 1800s. Today, it's an easily accessible, well-kept trail. The trail does have a strenuous section made up of a stone staircase that leads into a gorge. Along the gorge rim, you get fantastic views of Devil's Hole Rapids, below. If you visit Devil's Hole Trail, don't forget to enjoy Devil's Hole State Park. It's a 42- acre day-use park that is a great place to enjoy a picnic, fishing, or simply relaxing. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.
Kanyoo Trail
Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Length: 1.1 miles
Elevation gain: 16 feet
Rating: Easy
Kanyoo Trail, located near Alabama, New Your, is a popular trail that is appropriate for the whole family. The trail forms a loop that winds through maple, beech, tulip, and cherry trees. In addition, the surrounding marsh is full of a variety of wildlife. You can expect to see bluebirds, tree swallows, blue-winged teal, mallards, and pheasants. As you might expect, Kanyoo Trail is especially popular with birdwatchers and photographers. Besides hiking, Kanyoo Trail is also open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Vehicles, bikes, and horses are not allowed. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.
Onondaga Nature Trail
Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Length: 2.2 miles
Elevation gain: 52 feet
Rating: Easy
Onondaga Nature Trail, located near Basom, New York, is a great place to enjoy a quiet, relaxing hike. The out-and-back trail is seldom crowded, and you might even have it to yourself. The trail runs through Onondaga Marsh, where you'll likely encounter a variety of waterfowl and songbirds. In general, the trail is great for hiking or birdwatching, especially between April and October. Onondaga Nature Trail can also be used for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Vehicles, bikes, and horses are not allowed. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.
Swallow Hollow Nature Trail
Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
Length: 1.2 miles
Elevation gain: 9 feet
Rating: Easy
Swallow Hollow Nature Trail is a moderately popular loop trail that runs through an upland hardwood forest, forested wetlands, and scenic marshy areas. Close to half of the trail is well-maintained gravel, while the other half is an elevated boardwalk. Swallow Hollow Nature Trail offers you an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural environment around you. The trail is dotted with interpretive panels that describe the area's wildlife. Audio tours can also be found on the trail. Expect to see great blue herons, pileated woodpeckers, and a variety of waterfowl. Swallow Hollow Nature Trail is wheelchair accessible. Snowshoeing is also allowed on the trail. Vehicles, bikes, cross-country skiing, and horses are not allowed. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.
Niagara Gorge Rim Trail
Location: Niagara Falls
Length: 6.2 miles
Elevation gain: N/A
Rating: Easy
The Niagara Gorge Rim Trail follows the Niagara Gorge's eastern edge and provides great views of the Niagara River, as well as nearby cities. This is an easy trail that is appropriate for all skill levels. Starting in Devil's Hole parking lot, the trail runs through scenic groves of trees, and, then, descends into the gorge. Along the way, you'll pass through Whirlpool State Park and Niagara Falls State Park, where you get a look at Bridal Veil Falls. The trail continues to Terrapin Point, overlooking Horseshoe Falls. You'll also pass over Goat Island and by American Falls. Note that this hike can be shortened if your starting point is closer to Niagara Falls than the Devil's Hole parking area. Also, you must stay on the marked trail for safety reasons. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed.