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68 Trails to Explore ranging from half-mile strolls to full-day hikes.

Walk the Finger Lakes Region with ease and confidence. Each trail is GPS mapped for accuracy. Directions and GPS coordinates are given for easily locating trailhead parking. With this guidebook you'll know the length of the hike, difficulty of the terrain, variety of uses allowed, type of trail surface, markings to look for, and even if your dog is welcome to hike with you for each of the 68 trails.

Take A Hike reveals the little known places and hidden gems of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

- Visit an old-growth forest.
- Stroll along abandoned railroad beds and canal towpaths.
- Hike the strenuous glacially sculpted hills.
- Savor the vistas of wind and water sculpted drumlins overlooking Lake Ontario.
- Gaze into a verdant lake-filled valley far below.
- Ramble through a bog and a rich shrub fen.
- Wander on winding boardwalks through swamps and wetlands.

This guide promises to reveal the undiscovered beauty of the Finger Lakes Region with many recently built trails. Take A Hike Today!


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Table of Contents  

How To Use This Book
Map Legend
Directions and Guidelines
Preparation and Safety
Dogs Welcome!
Land Types
The Finger Lakes Trail
Finger Lakes Land Trust  

Walks in Livingston, Ontario, & Yates Counties

Twin Cedars Environmental Area     compass.gif (1320 bytes)   Map  
2  Conesus Inlet
3  Kinney Creek Trail
4  Hemlock Lake Trails
5  Johnson Hill Trail
6  Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area Trails
7  Wesley Hill Nature Preserve
8  Sandy Bottom Nature Trail
9  Wizard of Clay Nature Trail
10  Stid Hill Multi-use Area
11  Onanda Park - Upland Hiking Trail
12  Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area
13  Conklin Gully / Parish Glen
14  Nundawao / The Great Hill Preserve
Bare Hill Unique Area    compass.gif (1320 bytes)   Map
16  Keuka Lake Outlet Trail       
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17  Ganondagan State Historic Site & Dryer Park
18  Seneca Trail
19  Lehigh Crossing - Trolley Trail Loop
20  Fishers Park
21  Monkey Run
22  MaryFrances Bluebird Haven

Walks in Wayne, Seneca, & Cayuga Counties

23  Ganargua Creek Meadow Preserve
24  Casey Park
25  Williamson Town Park
26  Blue Cut Nature Center
27  Huckleberry Swamp
28  Beechwood State Park
29  Chimney Bluffs State Park     
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30  Malone�s Creekside Trail
31  Esker Brook Nature Trail
32  Sterling Lakeshore Park & Nature Center

Walks in Onondaga, Cayuga & Cortland County
33  Beaver Lake Nature Center
34  Camillus Forest Unique Area     
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Erie Canal Park     compass.gif (1320 bytes)   Map     user comment
36  Baltimore Woods                       
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37  Cayuga Community College Trail
38  Owasco Flats Trail
39  Frozen Ocean State Forest
40  Bahar Nature Preserve
41  High Vista Nature Preserve
42  Dorothy McIlroy Bird Sanctuary
43  Lime Hollow Center for Environment & Culture    
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44  James B. Kennedy State Forest - Virgil Mountain Loop   
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45  Tuller Hill State Forest     
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46  Spanish & Irvin Loop Trails

Walks in Tompkins County
47  Hammond Hill State Forest    
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48  Goetchius Wetland Preserve
49  Shindagin Hollow State Forest
50  Etna Nature Preserve
51  Sapsucker Woods
52  Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve
53  Cayuga Trail
54  Cayuga Nature Center
55  Six-Mile Creek Trail
Sweedler Preserve     compass.gif (1320 bytes)   Map
57  Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve
58  Eldridge Wilderness
59  Abbott Loop in Danby State Forest
60  Bob Cameron Loop Trail

Walks in Steuben & Schuyler Counties

61  Van Lone Hill Loop Trail
62  Queen Catharine Marsh�Willow Walk Trail
63  Texas Hollow State Forest
64  Finger Lakes National Forest
65  Birdseye Hollow State Forest
66  Parker Nature Preserve
67  Mossy Bank Park
68  Urbana State Forest

Trails by Length
Trails by Difficulty

Trails to Waterfalls
Trails to Scenic Views

Other Special Trails
Word Index

68 Maps, 34 photos
Indexed, Paperback
288 pages
Size - 5.5" X 8.5"
ISBN# 1-930480-20-2
Original Published June 2006
Revised 2011

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