Tioga County rural road walks
Ekroos Rd/ Wheeling Rd/ State Land Rd
This country road goes by several names on Google maps and printed maps
Even the road signs at opposite ends of the road do not agree with each other.
Google pin to intersection of Ekroos and Honeypot Rd here
The first time we walked this as a seasonal winter walk, many hikers reported that the Google maps on their phones stopped working en route due to the lack of reliable cell service.
Here are written directions to the parking area for this hike in case that is an issue for future hikes in the area:
From State Route 79 ( Slaterville Rd ) in Slaterville Springs
Take a right turn onto Buffalo ( Hill ) Rd
Take Buffalo ( Hill ) Rd to Caroline Center, where it ends at a four way intersection with ( Old ) 76 Rd and South Rd.
Cross ( Old ) 76 Rd onto South Rd.
Take South Rd to the county line, where it turns into Honeypot Rd in Tioga County. The only indication of the county line that you might notice is the snowplow turn-around on the right side of the road.
About a tenth of a mile past the county line you should see Ekroos / Wheeling/ State Land Rd on the left ( the Google map pin above, if Google Maps is working for you )
Turn left onto Ekroos / Wheeling/ State Land Rd.
The parking area for the hike will be about a tenth of a mile down Ekroos/ Wheeling/ State Land Rd from the intersection with Honeypot Rd.
This is a rural country road that is maintained / plowed in the winter because it has two residences about a mile down the road. Hikers enjoyed this as a rural road walk during the winter of 2020-2021, and have asked that the group return to this location to hike the road in other seasons as well.