Trailhead on Lakeshore Rd 0.5 mi south of blinking light; For hike that shows local uses of the quarry’s stones, park at Ferry Parking Area; walk south through Essex on Lakeshore Rd 0.5 mi to trailhead. Essex, NY 12936
Essex Quarry Nature Preserve
The Bluestone Trail (blue markers) takes you to and circles the quarry. The Red Trail is a woodland loop trail beginning on the west side of the quarry. It leads to and then makes a circle which takes you back to the Bluestone Trail or you can branch-off it and get on the…Green Trail, which leads you through the forest to and along the northern property line where you’ll look out over farmland and end up back on the Bluestone Trail. The Yellow Trail is a short loop trail that spurs off the Green Trail. It goes through the forest and along an old stone wall. (owner – CATS)
Directions: Essex Quarry Nature Preserve is 1/2 mile south of the blinking light in Essex. Park in the preserve or better yet, park at the Essex Ferry and go on a Bluestone Tour of Essex on your way to the quarry.