The Stone Valley Trail is a scenic trail offering great opportunities for waterfall viewing, wildlife watching, and learning about local history. The 7.8 mile loop parallels the Raquette River, including the dramatic 1.5 mile stretch below the dam in Colton. Along the way, look out for several informational kiosks describing the natural surroundings and the history of the Raquette River. Multiple iconic North Country waterfalls, including “The Tubbs,” are located along the trail. Most of the larger falls are located along the first 1.5 miles of trail from the south (Colton) side of the loop. Most hikers opt for the shorter, but very scenic, out-and-back option. During the summer months, whitewater kayakers can be seen braving the raging rapids through what is known as one of the most technical stretches of river in the Northeast.
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