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Trail Clubs


Paddling - Canoe & Kayak Rentals

Paddling - Guided Tours & Equipment Sales
Paddling - Instruction
Paddling - Clubs
Paddling - Shuttles &/or Liveries

Ski Clubs & Information

Ski Conditions


Outdoor Directories

Outdoors Organizations

Outdoors/Hiking Trails

Outdoors Blogs


Other Peak Experiences


Northern New York

Western NY/Upstate Area

Central New York Area

Catskills/Hudson Area

Finger Lakes Area

Niagara Falls Area

Rochester, NY Area

Ontario, Canada

Erie Canal

Lodging & Travel

Horse Trails

Nature & Animals, Birds, Fish
For the Dogs, Cats & other animals

Outdoor Gear & Clothing

Outdoors Woman

Books by Independent Publishers


Publishing Resources



Trail Clubs
Appalachian Trail Conservancy - From Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail wanders the ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain ranges for more than 2,174 miles.
Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association - Hikers who share experiences, hopes and dreams about the AT and other distance trails.
Bruce Trail Association - Keepers of the 465 mile long Canadian trail
Buffalo Hike Club
Cayuga Trails Club - Ithaca area trails
Crescent Trails Inc. - What made Perinton "Trail Town USA"
Finger Lakes Trail - The pride of New York State.  
Foothills Trail Club - Maintains the 177 mile Conservation Trail.
Friends of Webster Trails - Creating trails through Webster, NY.
Genesee Valley Greenway - An expanding multi-use trail.
- A North NJ Singles Hiking Club
Macedon Trails Committee
NY-NJ Trail Club
North Country Trail
Ontario Pathways
Rails to Trails - Directory of Rails to Trails across the U.S. 

Rochester Nordic Ski Club

Triple Cities Hiking Club  Binghamton area trails

Victor Hiking Trails

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Ganondagan State Historic Site
Monroe County Parks
Western NY Parks & Nature Centers

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Other Peak Experiences
 Peak to Peak - Trail Wilderness Links


www.nyfalls  More than just waterfalls
michelesworld.net/waterfalls/waterfal.htm  Michele's Waterfall Page
www.waterfallwalks.com  Waterfalls in GA, AL, TN, & Carolinas
www.aria-database.com/waterfall/index.html  Eastern Waterfall Guide
www.naturalhighs.net/waterfalls/   Ruth's Waterfalls
www.newenglandwaterfalls.com  Waterfalls in New England
World of Waterfalls


  - Helping cyclists explore the landscapes and history of America for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.
Cannondale Bikes
Cycling the Erie Canal Tour  
Cyclotour Guide Books - Long distance biking around the Great Lakes and Erie Canal.
Dirt Rag Magazine
New Milford Bike Group - located just south of the NY border in New Milford, PA
Finger Lakes Cycling Club
Gear to go Tandems
GT Bicycles  manufactures of BMX and mountain bikes.
Huggers' Ski Club & Peddle Power
Mountain Bike Review
Park Ave. Bike Shop

Pedaling.com - Your Bicycle Information Highway
Performance Bike
Rochester Bicycling Club
Rochester Fitness & Cycling - Fitness and cycling equipment under one roof.
ROL Wheels - A provider of world-class bicycle wheels.
RV&E Bike and Skate
Specialized Bikes
Terry Precision Cycling for Women
Trek Bikes
Western NY Mountain Biking Association

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Nature & Animals, Birds, Fish
Beaver Meadow Nature Center
Bergen Swamp Preservation Society
Cumming Nature Center
Finger Lakes Land Trust
Fishing Talks Forums - Talk about Fly Fishing and more.
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
National Audubon Society - Learn about nature.
National Wildlife Federation - A "wild" web site.
Nature Conservancy
New York State Ornithological Association

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Outdoor Gear & Clothing

buywake.com - Wakeboard Shop, Wakeboards & Accessories
Wakeboard online pro shop offers boards, bindings, wakeskates, life jackets, clothing, and accessories from Hyperlite, Liquid Force, CWB, O'Neill, and Jet Pilot.
Eastern Mountain Sports    
Fuel for Adventure - Description: Your online source for healthy backpacking food, hydration systems, survival kits, camping gear and outdoor information.
LL Bean
MightyGPS.com - Delivers GPS hardware and software navigation solutions and maps. Low prices. Fast delivery.
Outdoor Store USA - Best source for backpacks and Esbit fuel tabs.


Taiga Works is an outdoor gear & sports clothing company producing leading edge outdoor gear including down jackets, fleece apparel, cycle wear, hats, tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and kayaks.


Two Knobby Tires - is the place to find outdoor gear, including a great selection of hiking and bicycle gear.
Yakima and Thule Racks - Rack N Road offers the largest selection of bike racks of all the popular brands like Yakima, Thule and others...

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For the Dogs, Cats & other animals

Humane Society at Lollypop Farm - A site for Dog and Cat lovers

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Outdoor Organizations

Adirondack Mountain Club  - [ADK Logo] Genesee Valley chapter of ADK 
Beaver Meadow Nature Center
Nature Discoveries - Trips and Expeditions of a Lifetime
Parks & Trails NY 
Pack, Paddle, Ski - Pack, Paddle, Ski Corp.   A company offering fun courses to enjoy the outdoors.
Sierra Club of Rochester
 www.worldwidetrails.com    Adventure/Specialty tours
InfoRochester.com - Directory of Rochester, NY & Surrounding area Nature Organizations


Women's Outdoors Finger Lakes - /a women's hiking group. for info. email fingerlakes@womenoutdoors.org


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Canoe & Kayak Rentals
Rentals in Monroe, Livingston and Steuben Counties:

BayCreek Paddling Center
1099 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-2830

Bayside Boat & Tackle
1350 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 224-8289

Discover the River (Genesee River)
Turning Point Park, Boxart Street, Rochester, NY
(585) 787-1340 or (585) 787-3370

Genesee Waterways Center
(rentals available Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
149 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 328-3960

Oak Orchard Canoe & Kayak Experts
1350 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-5550

Rentals in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties:

A-1 Rent
436 S. Union Road, Olean, NY 14760
(716) 373-7368

Belfast Canoe Rental
PO Box 186, Belfast, NY 14711
(716) 365-8129 

Evergreen Outfitters
4845 Route 474, Ashville, NY 14710
(716) 763-2266

Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Co.
17 S. Water Street, Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-2221

Rentals in Niagara, Erie, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties:

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Inc.
1000 Elliott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 213-0350

Ski Market
Transitown Plaza, Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-8160

Oak Orchard Canoe & Kayak Experts
2133 Eagle-Harbor-Waterport Road, Waterport, NY 14571
(800) 452-9257

Zoar Valley Canoe & Rafting Company
PO Box 695, Dunkirk, NY 14048
(800) 724-0696


Rentals in Ontario, Wayne, Yates, Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga and Oswego Counties:

Canandaigua Sailboarding 
11 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424
(585) 394-8150

Rentals in Steuben, Schuyler, Tompkins, Chemung and Tioga Counties:

Cayuga Boat Rentals & Ferry
Cass Park off Route 89, Ithaca 14850
(607) 277-5072

Cool-Lea Campground
Kayutah Lake, Route 228, Odessa, NY 14869
(607) 594-3500

North Country Kayak & Canoe
665 West Lake Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840
(607) 868-7456

Puddledockers Boat Rental / Charter
704 1/2 N. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-0096

Guided Paddling Tours & Equipment Sales

Braddock Bay Paddlesports
416 Manitou Rd., Hilton, NY 14468
(585) 392-2628

BayCreek Paddling Center
1099 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609

Belfast Canoe Rental
PO Box 186, Belfast, NY 14711
(716) 365-8129 

Climb Aboard the Susquehanna River Shuttle
Waterman Conservation Center
(607) 625-2221

Evergreen Outfitters
4845 Route 474, Ashville, NY 14710
(716) 763-2266

Hemlock Canoe Works
5407 State Route 15A, PO Box 68, Hemlock, NY 14466 
(585) 367-3040 

Puddledockers Boat Rental / Charter
704 1/2 N. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-0096

Pack, Paddle, Ski, Corp.
PO Box 82, South Lima, NY 14558-0082
(585) 346-5597, info@PackPaddleSki.com
Local and world-wide lessons and tours.

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Inc.
1000 Elliott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 213-0350

Shuttles and/or Liveries

Bay Creek Paddling Center (on Irondequoit Creek)
1099 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609

Oak Orchard Canoe & Kayak Experts (on Irondequoit Creek)
1350 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 288-5550

Paths, Peaks and Paddles Inc.
1000 Elliott Creek Rd., Tonawanda, NY 14150
(716) 213-0350

Talic Sport Hammocks
316 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607
(800) 843-3307

Paddling Clubs:

Rochester area:
FLOW (Finger Lakes Ontario Watershed Paddler�s Club)
(585) 442-6138

Adirondack Mountain Club - Genesee Valley Chapter
(585) 987-1717

Western area:

Adirondack Mountain Club - Niagara Frontier Chapter

New York Marathon Canoe Racing
PO Box 245, Gilbertsville, NY 13776

Adirondack Mountain Club - Susquehanna Chapter

Syracuse area:
Central New York Kayak Club

Ka-Na-Wa-Ke Canoe Club
meets at Huntington Elementary School Cafeteria, Syracuse

Adirondack Mountain Club - Onondaga Chapter

Paddling Instruction:

Evergreen Outfitters
4845 Route 474, Ashville, NY 14710br> (716) 763-2266

Genesee Waterways Center
149 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14611
(585) 328-3960

Pack, Paddle, Ski, Corp.
PO Box 82, South Lima, NY 14558-0082
(585) 346-5597


Rochester, NY

Arts & Cultural Council (for Greater Rochester) 
www.finalimpressions.com - Gorgeous photos of the area.
Kidsoutandabout.com - A free community web service for anyone looking for
great stuff to do with kids in the Rochester, NY area.
MLC Rochester, New York Guide -  The place to find just about anything concerning Rochester.
Parkleigh - A unique and fun store to visit.
InfoRochester.com -  City guide for Rochester, NY and surrounding upstate area. This guide covers nearly every facet of living in Rochester including businesses, art, government, natural history, recreation, entertainment and much more.
www.RochesterNYsites.com - Rochester Information Guide
WeGoPlaces.com - Search for travel accommodations, activities, tourist attractions, events and restaurants!

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Finger Lakes Links

Finger Lakes Wine Country

cnybooks.com - Books with a Central New York connection

See the Best of New York

  VisitFingerLakes.com - Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, Ontario, NY 

Erie Canal Links
New York Canal Corp.
Colonial Belle Tour Boat
Corn Hill Navigation
Erie Canal Village
Mid-Lakes Navigation

tug44 A photographic cruise log of the Travels of Tug 44 on the Erie Canal, Champlain Canal and Hudson River, including pictures of towns,locks, historical structures, boats, tugboats and other items of interest on the canals.

Lodging / Travel

Bed & Breakfast at Oliver Phelps - One of Canandaigua's premier historic homes.

Finger Lakes Hotel in Penn Yan, NY

Inn on the Main - The Alfred Morris Gifford House has been lovingly renovated to anticipate the every need of travelers to the Canandaigua, NY area. Located in the heart of the Historic District, the Inn is a short walk to shops, restaurants, historical sites, as well as breathtaking Canandaigua Lake.

Little Lakes Inn and Healing Center - Just seconds away from the beautiful Honeoye Lake, Little Lakes Inn offers a variety of wellness services in a relaxing atmosphere, and five luxurious guest suites.

Oliver Phelps B&B

Springdale Farm B & B in Victor, NY

Pollywogg Holler Eco-Resort - A really unique place to visit.

The Quiet Place - A comfortable cottage with all the ingredients for a relaxing getaway in the Bristol Hills.

Outdoor Women Links

Adventures in Good Company-Adventure Travel for Every Woman -  offers outdoor and adventure travel for every woman.
Gearhead - A personal shopping service for outdoor adventure needs.

Practical advice for women interested in extreme sports. Offers basic info and gear suggestions for sports like skiing, scuba, and parachuting.

Women'Sports Wire
Subscribe to this service to keep informed of employment and business opportunities for women in sports.

WOMBATS on the Web
California-based Women's Mountain Bike and Tea Society offers news, some links, and an invitation to join.

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Northern New York

www.RogerFulton.com - Detailed trail guidebooks on areas to hike, bike, canoe, kayak and view wildlife in Northern NY's 1000 Islands, Lake George and Saratoga areas.

Western NY / Upstate NY

Discover Allegany County

Central NY


Catskills/Hudson Area

Black Dome Press - Guidebooks and Histories of Eastern New York State and Western Massachusetts.


Ontario, Canada

www.journeysontario.ca -  Hiking, camping, geocaching, adventure, canoeing, community festivals and anything exciting that happens outdoors in the Ontario and Greater Toronto Area.

Outdoors / Hiking Trails

  Southbounders: A Film About a Journey on the Appalachian Trail.

Outdoors Blogs


New York Outdoors

Running Clubs


Pete & Ed Books - Wide selection of outdoor books
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

BooksPrice.com - Compare the price of several books together.

Books by Independent Publishers

Book Clearing House - 800# for lots of independent publisher books
The Forager Press, LLC - Sharing knowledge, appreciation and respect for nature through their books and web site.


Publishing Resources

Aeonix Publishing Group - Helpful articles for small or independent publishers.

BookMasters - #1 in Book Printing, Composition and Distribution Solutions.

Display Stands 4 You - Counter stands for books and magazines.

www.GropenAssoc.com   Gropen Associates answers publishers' questions.  Our consultants will answer your financial, accounting and general business questions, large or small, while our site offers extensive resources on other topics.No matter what you want to know, this is where you start.

www.newpages.com  NewPages is the Portal of Independents! News, information and guides to independent bookstores, independent publishers, literary periodicals, alternative periodicals, independent  record labels, alternative newsweeklies and more.

PubMart - The How-To Site for Freelance Writers and Independent Publishers.  Book design and typography services for traditional and POD publishing.

HowToDoItFrugally Series of Books for writers.
My iFOGO Page: http://www.ifogo.com/

Blogs for Writers:


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Outdoor Directories


New-List.com - Lists of E-zines sorted by category.

Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links
Peak to Peak Trail and Wilderness Links