Essex, NY 12936
McAuliffe Road Trail
Description: This is an easy hike along an abandoned road. The route begins at the top of a deep gorge, with the Boquet River below. There is a side path from the parking area to a swimming hole below a series of waterfalls. The route passes through forests, pastures, and a collapsing barn, before it reaches a gate, then rejoins the river in Willsboro.
Find the north trailhead near McAuliffe Rd. and Sunset Dr.
Find the south trailhead on Jersey St., just west of the Boquet River.
(This trail can be found as M1 on the Central Champlain Valley CATS map).