The cross country trail at SUNY Canton is a pleasant, mostly flat path along the Grasse River. It can be accessed from the footbridges over the Grasse off Riverside Drive, behind the Roos House Athletic Center, and from Parking Lot 6 on the SUNY Canton campus. From the footbridges, continue along the paved path, then along grass area between the road and the river until the trail enters the woods, where it is more distinct. In the spring look for an impressive display of trillium in bloom on both sides of the trail as you enter the woods. The trail winds through lowland forest and old field habitats until it eventually emerges behind the athletic fields, where you can go left towards the athletic center or right and around the baseball fields before climbing up to Parking Lot 6. This is also a great trail for cross country skiing in winter.
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