Alder Creek Gorge (ACG)

The Alder Creek Gorge (ACG) campus is home to one of the most diverse forests and geological landscapes in Central New York.  At ACG, visitors encounter a series of gully trails leading down to the gorge.  ACG is characterized by a hemlock forest and features several glacial remnants including kettle holes, eskers, and erratics.  Current ACG weather conditions can be monitored via our external webcam at:

http://www.breiax-countryski.org/webcam.php5.

Activities Include:  Snowshoeing & Cross-country Skiing

BREIA maintains ACG and provides the public with free, year-round access to the trails and free, winter use of the warming hut.

Curriculum

Trail Guides

Welcome to Trail Guides! This section allows you to better prepare your students for their BROEP activity prior to your visit. Within these document(s), you will find hints to all the items the students should be looking for during their activity. From the flora and fauna of the environment to the history of the land, the Trail Guide(s) below will enrich your students’ future BROEP experience. Enjoy!

Creekview Trail

Glacier Trail

Rim Trail

Shortcut Trail

Directions

Directions to ACG: 9338 Egypt Road, Boonville, NY 13309

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From North:
Follow Route 12 South to Egypt Road (CR-75). Turn right onto Egypt Road (CR-75). Proceed 2.3 miles to the Alder Creek Gorge campus. The bus parking lot is on the RIGHT side of the road.

From South (Utica and points east):
Follow Route 12 North to Egypt Road (CR-75). Turn left onto Egypt Road (CR-75). Proceed 2.3 miles to the Alder Creek Gorge campus. The bus parking lot is on the RIGHT side of the road.

From South (Rome and points west): (A)
Follow Route 26 North. Turn right onto Route 294 East. Continue for 6.8 miles to the village of Boonville. Turn left onto Post Street (Route 46 North). Go to the traffic light and turn right onto Schuyler Street. Continue for 0.2 miles (staying straight at the fork) and turn right onto Route 12 South. Follow Route 12 South for 6.8 miles to Egypt Road (CR-75). Turn right onto Egypt Road (CR-75). Proceed 2.3 miles to the Alder Creek Gorge campus. The bus parking lot is on the RIGHT side of the road.

Alternate Directions from South (Rome and points west): (A)
Follow Route 365 East to Route 12 North. Continue on Route 12 North for 10.1 miles to Egypt Road (CR-75). Turn left onto Egypt Road (CR-75). Proceed 2.3 miles to the Alder Creek Gorge campus. The bus parking lot is on the RIGHT side of the road.

Alternate Directions from South (Rome and points west): (A)
Follow Route 46 North to the village of Boonville. Turn right onto Schuyler Street. Continue for 0.2 miles (staying straight at the fork) and turn right onto Route 12 South. Follow Route 12 South for 6.8 miles to Egypt Road (CR-75). Turn right onto Egypt Road (CR-75). Proceed 2.3 miles to the Alder Creek Gorge campus. The bus parking lot is on the RIGHT side of the road.

Note A: If you Google the directions, do not follow routes that use either Domser Road or Buck Hill Road (CR-75), as these roads are not “bus-friendly.”

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