Brookfield Trail System Cross Country Skiing

The 26th most popular XC Ski in New York.

Southeast of Syracuse near Sherburne in southeastern Madison County, the 130 mile Brookfield Trail System traverses the 13,000 acre Brookfield State Forest. The trail system is shared by mountain bikers and horseback riders in the summer, and by snowmobilers and cross-country skiers in the winter. The trail is marked and numbered. The rolling route combines trails and closed forest service roads.

The most popular trailhead is on Moscow Road. This trailhead has camping facilities and can accommodate equestrian and snowmobilier parking. To reach the trailhead from Bridgewater, head south on SR8 for 3.5 miles to Skaneateles Turnpike (CR80). Turn right heading west on CR80 for 9 miles passing through Brookfield and West Brookfield. Turn left heading south onto Moscow Road (CR95) and continue 1 mile to the trailhead parking area.

An alternate parking area is on Shawler Brook Road in the Town of Columbus, about 7 miles northeast of the Village of Sherburne.

Overall, Brookfield Trail System is the 26th most popular cross country ski area of all 61 Nordic ski destinations in New York.

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Local Contact(s):  DEC Sherburne Office (607) 674-4036; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  May - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Colgate Inn, Hamilton

Breakfast Restaurant:  Beaver Ben Diner, Brookfield; The Barge, Hamilton

Reference Source:  click here http://nysparks.com/parks/

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Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  14385

Brookfield Trail System Cross Country Skiing Map

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