Enjoy a Hike at the Kalabus-Perry Trails
These 3.5-mile trails are part of the Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park and take you on a leisurely hike through the woods. The trails cross a stream, have some small hills but are mostly flat, and there are some logging roads.
A Multi-Use Trail Covering Two Parcels in Two Towns
The Kalabus Parcel is 104 acres and is in the Town of Northumberland, while the Perry Parcel is 130 acres and is located in the Town of Wilton. The trail was built by BOCES forestry students in 2010. The two sections of trails meet at the center of a figure eight (see link to map below).
Uses & Rules to Know
The Kalabus-Perry Trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk. Unleashed dogs, dumping, unauthorized vehicles, fires, and camping are prohibited. The trail allows for non-motorized uses like hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing; it's also stroller- and kid-friendly. Hunting, fishing, and trapping are permitted in season in accordance with DEC regulations.
How to Get There
From the north: Take I-87 south to exit 16 and take left onto Ballard Road. Continue onto Taylor Road, then Colebrook Road, turning right to stay on Colebrook. Turn left on King Road, then a quick right on Homestead Road Spur. Continue onto Homestead Road for about a mile, and then turn right onto Gailor Lane.
From the south: Take I-87 north to Exit 14 and keep left at the fork to turn left onto Union Avenue. From there turn left on Gilbert Road, then a right on Lake Avenue, which you'll follow for about 5 miles. Turn left onto Gailer Lane.
When you turn onto Gailor Lane you'll see a sign for a dead end - continue straight and you'll run right into the trailhead. If using Google maps the trails come up under "Kalabus Perry."