List of Locations Featured on Gofingerlakes.org

More than 75 trail sites across 14 counties in the Finger Lakes region

You can browse the list on this page or discover locations through the interactive map and home page trail guide. The list breaks down into 3 categories: state forests, parks, and more; nature centers; and, nature preserves of the Finger Lakes Land Trustthe people behind Gofingerlakes.org.

How were locations chosen?

Locations were chosen by the Finger Lakes Land Trust project team, including staff and board members with knowledge of conservation areas in the Finger Lakes region, and writer Tim Starmer, author of Five Star Trails: Finger Lakes and Central New York, who wrote the descriptive blurbs for about 60 of the locations. We tried to identify the best locations for low-impact outdoor activities — such as hiking, paddling, biking, and cross-country skiing — on publicly accessible lands and waters across the 12-county Finger Lakes region. Did we miss a great place?  Please send suggestions and corrections to gofingerlakes@fllt.org.

Now go exploring!

Filmore Glen State Park. Photo: Matt Champlin

State Forests, Parks, and More

This category includes state forests, state parks, state wildlife management areas, a national forest, and a national wildife refuge.  Also included are selected preserves managed by counties and municipalities, and several areas maintained by “friends of” organizations and associations.

Bear Swamp State Forest
Birdseye Hollow State Forest
Black Diamond Trail
Braddock Bay Wetland Complex
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Cascadilla Gorge Trail
Catharine Valley Trail
Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail
Cayuga Waterfront Trail
Chemung River
Chimney Bluffs State Park
Clark Reservation State Park
Conesus Inlet Wildlife Area
Connecticut Hill Wildlife Area
Cornwall Preserve
Danby State Forest
Durand Eastman Park
Erie Canalway Trail (Fairport to Pittsford)
Erwin Wildlife Area
Fair Haven Beach Park
Fillmore Glen State Park
Finger Lakes National Forest
Gannett Hill Park
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park
Green Lakes State Park
Grimes Glen Park
Hammond Hill State Forest
Harriet Hollister Spencer Recreation Area
Hemlock-Canadice State Forest
High Tor Wildlife Area
Highland Forest
Howland Island
James Kennedy State Forest
Jim Schug Trail
Keuka Outlet Trail
Labrador Hollow Unique Area
Letchworth State Park
Mendon Ponds Park
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Morgan Hill State Forest
Oakley Corners State Forest
Old Erie Canal State Historic Park
Ontario Pathways
Owasco Flats
Pratt’s Falls Park
Robert Treman State Park
Sampson State Park
Seneca Meadows Wetland Preserve
Shindagin Hollow State Forest
Sugar Hill State Forest
Taughannock Falls State Park
Texas Hollow State Forest
Watkins Glen State Park

Photo: Karl Hanafin / Cumming Nature Center
Cumming Nature Center.  Photo: Karl Hanafin

Nature Centers

The nature centers on our list feature outdoor trails as well as indoor interpretive centers, usually with educational activities for all ages, seasonal exhibits, and various amenities.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center
Cayuga Nature Center
Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Cumming Nature Center
Ganondagan State Historic Site
Lime Hollow Nature Center
Montezuma Audubon Center
Saunders Finger Lakes Museum
Sterling Nature Center
Tanglewood Nature Center
Waterman Conservation Education Center

Photo: FLLT
Staghorn Cliffs.  Photo: Marcie Lanham

Finger Lakes Land Trust Preserves

These permanently protected conservation areas are owned and operated by the Finger Lakes Land Trust or have been protected by the Land Trust in cooperation with other agencies such as NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (Carpenter Falls) and the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (Bock-Harvey).  You can see a full list of over 30 Land Trust preserves that are open to the public at fllt.org/map.

Bahar Preserve & Carpenter Falls
Bell Station
Bock-Harvey Forest Preserve
Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve
Hinchcliff Family Preserve
Lick Brook Gorge
Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve
Roy H. Park Preserve
Staghorn Cliffs
Steege Hill Nature Preserve
Wesley Hill Nature Preserve

Let’s care for our trails and open new nature preserves!

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