Your All-Purpose Adventure Kit for Early Spring Weather
March weather is unpredictable. Will it rain or snow? Maybe warm and sunny here and super muddy there? Should you hike, snowshoe, or go waterfalling? For all of Mother Nature’s moods, use these varied lists for your next outdoor adventure. And don’t forget to follow best practices when you’re out on the trails!
The Finger Lakes region has plenty of options for getting your kids outside. Exploring the natural world can offer much needed respite from cabin fever. From state parks, nature centers, rail trails, and nature preserves, there’s something for everyone.
When the snow starts melting, gushing waterfalls in the region are a sight to behold. Experiencing the roar of a waterfall in early spring is a must in the Finger Lakes. See our favorite waterfalls including famous spots and lesser-known gems. Note: visitors should consult the agency that maintains each location before planning a trip, as some state parks have seasonal trail closures.
As any Finger Lakes resident knows, March can still bring the possibility of a snow storm. Don’t let that stop you from enjoying a peaceful hike in the woods! Snowshoes are lightweight, easy to use and provide a fun way to get outdoors. Regardless of your skill level, there is no shortage of places to go.
Here in the Finger Lakes region, there are a few hikes along the FLT that really stand out, including hikes that pass through Finger Lakes Land Trust nature preserves, NY State Forests, and county parks. We invite you to explore some of the best.
Dogs make great hiking companions and can bring tremendous joy to your outdoor adventures, but not all trails are dog-friendly. Fortunately, the Finger Lakes region offers plenty of places to get outside with your canine friends. Here are a few of our favorites, from locations with firm leash policies to places where your furry friends have a bit more freedom.