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Try the Family-Friendly Great 8 Challenge in St. Lawrence County

The Great 8 Challenge is designed to showcase new trails and exciting adventures in St. Lawrence County. The three challenges within the challenge are: The Riverside Run, Nature Nuts, and Waterfall Crawl.

two kids on rocks looking at waterfall
Trail runners on the Stone Valley Trail in Colton, photo credit: Adam Hill

All About the Great 8

Riverside Run

Riverside Run consists of eight different trails that offer water views, a diverse terrain, and an option for a short or long trail. Plus, the trails go along the five major rivers in the County.

  • Copper Rock Falls
  • Crooked Creek Preserve MacSherry Trail
  • Maple City Trail
  • Moore Trail
  • Red Sandstone Trail
  • Richards Landing Dike Trail
  • Southville State Forest Trail
  • Stone Valley Trail

Nature Nuts

This one's for you if you're nuts about nature! The eight trails within this challenge are for the true nature lovers out there. You can expect interpretive signs, wildlife lookouts, boardwalks, and birding hotspots.

  • Abbe Picquet Trail
  • Edwards Nature Trail
  • Indian Creek Nature Trail
  • Lost Pond Trail
  • Munter Trail
  • Nicandri Nature Center - Robert Moses State Park
  • Red barn Preserve
  • Wilson Hill WMA - Nature Trails

Waterfall Crawl

Who doesn't love a scenic waterfall? The Waterfall Crawl brings you to places where the water falls year-round.

  • Basford Falls
  • Greenwood Creek State Forest
  • Harper's Falls Trail
  • Hart's Falls Preserve
  • Heritage Park Trail
  • Lampson Falls Trail
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Sinclair Falls

Rules of the Challenge

Get started by creating a free user account at and then document the trails you hike. Trail logs dating as far back as January 2020 can count in the challenge.

When you've completed every trail in the challenge you'll receive a congratulatory email with a digital badge; physical badges are coming soon! There are also stickers available to purchase.

Find out more info, get maps, and register at

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