317 County Highway 49

Salem, NY 12865





According to the agency website: "The Carters Pond Wildlife Management Area is located along County Route 338 in the Town of Greenwich, Washington County. The 446.5 acre management area was dedicated to Philip A. Dustin, an avid conservationist and charter member of the Waterfowl Improvement Association. The Association, a group of sportsmen, encouraged New York's acquisition of Carters Pond as a waterfowl management area.

A wheelchair accessible half-mile loop trail and path to an elevated viewing platform exists within the nature trail described above. The accessible loop trail goes through several habitat areas, providing views of wooded wetlands, upland forest and the large marshy pond. The trail has a hardened stone dust surface and includes a boardwalk, several foot bridges and ample passing spaces. It is connected to designated accessible parking. There is no privy at this location.

A shorter trail leads from the parking lot up a very slight grade to a point where it meets a wooden boardwalk with railings. The level board walk extends out toward the pond as the surrounding ground slopes fairly steeply down to the water's edge. The short board walk ends at a small deck with railings that allows room for a wheelchair to turn around. The viewing platform at the end of the boardwalk provides a pleasant bird's eye view of the pond."


Department Of Environmental Conservation Accessible Recreation Destination


Wildlife Observation, Trail, Hiking, Observation Area