The Trenton Greenbelt Trails are located on
approximately 200-acres of relatively undeveloped land east of Holland
Patent, in the Town of Trenton, Oneida County. The Greenbelt is a combination
of public and private lands protected from development pressures by a
variety of conservation easements and trust agreements. Landowners involved
in the Greenbelt project are not compensated for letting the public use
the ski and hiking trails which cross their land. It is important that
their generosity be respected, and that the land be protected. Please
travel only on marked trails, carry out what you carry in, and do not
cut, damage, or remove trees or plants. Camp and cooking fires are not
permitted. Use of motorized vehicles and mountain bikes is not permitted.
Approximately 2.5 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails are clearly
marked. Most trails are of average difficulty—however, note a few
steep areas marked on the trail map.
Directions: Major routes to the Greenbelt trails include
Route 365 from Rome and Route 12 from Utica. In Holland Patent, turn east
onto Powell Road. Take a left onto Hinman Road, another left onto Sand
Ridge Road, and a last left onto Wood Road. From the Mapledale commercial
area on Route 12, head west on Mapledale Road. Take a left onto Sand Ridge
Road, and a right onto Wood Road.
For more information, see the USGS 7.5’ South Trenton quadrangle,
or call (315) 779-8240.