Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures Guide Book

by Rhonda and George Osterag (Falcon Guides)
Hiking New York A Guide to the Stateand39;s Best Hiking Adventures  by Rhonda and George Osterag

295pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 9780762744602

Lace up your boots and sample more than seventy-five of the best trails the Empire State has to offer. From the Niagara Frontier’s historic Erie Canal and the glacier-gouged landscape of the Finger Lakes region to the lore of Rip Van Winkle’s Catskills and the 4,000-foot peaks of the Adirondacks, the trails in Hiking New York will please nature lovers and history buffs alike. Veteran hikers Rhonda and George Ostertag lead the way through short nature walks, lengthy canal and rail trails, and rugged wilderness adventures.

© 2009 Rhonda and George Osterag/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 74.
... Preview: At the site of ancient Lake Tonawanda, the vast marshes north of Alabama represent a critical wildlife habitat and an exciting natural area. Together Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and th ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Basom, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5-5 miles
... Preview: The biggest park in the state system, this “wilderness playground” in southwestern New York brings together even-height ridges, V-shaped valleys, man-made lakes, second-growth forests, and block-fract ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Salamanca, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 10.9
... Preview: This 2,175-mile national scenic trail from Maine to Georgia cuts across the southeast corner of New York State, rolling along ridges and dipping to roads. The New York leg spans 95 miles between the C ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Pawling, NY - Backpacking,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 95.2
... Preview: At this 2,200-acre wildlife management and bird conservation area—more than half of it freshwater wetland—a former railroad grade rolls out an avenue to relaxation and nature discovery. Part of the gr ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Wurtsboro, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This demanding 9.7-mile loop rolls through the steep wooded terrain of Bear Mountain State Park, topping Bear and West Mountains and offering views of the Lower Hudson River area. Counterclockwise ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Highland, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: In southeast Madison County, this loop in Beaver Creek State Forest travels the wooded and meadow outskirts of Beaver Creek Swamp. The well-marked circuit is part of the extensive 130-mile Brookfield ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Waterville, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: At this 650-acre Onondaga County Park, northwest of Syracuse, 9 miles of superbly groomed nature trails and boardwalks explore lake, marsh, meadow, and woods habitats. Thirty thousand spring-migrating ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Baldwinsville, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This 7-mile lasso-shaped trail tops Black Mountain, the tallest mountain above Lake George, for a superb panorama of the lake region, with its open water, islands, and bumpy ridges; eastern looks ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Lake George, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Above the east shore of Blue Mountain Lake, this quick, steep summit ascent reaches a fire tower, retired from duty but open for public viewing, and a cherished 360-degree Central Adirondack view. B ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Blue Mountain Lake, NY - Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A quiet wooded setting, gentle terrain, and thirty-five-acre Bowman Lake are the hallmarks of this state park northwest of Oxford and west of Norwich. Bordered by 11,000 acres of state forest land ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Oxford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3-5.5 miles
... Preview: On the east side of the Hudson River in Hudson Highlands State Park, this trail makes a rugged ascent from near river-level to roll along a knobby ridge to an old fire lookout tower. From the ridget ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Beacon, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: Buttermilk Falls caps a dramatic 500-foot free fall on Buttermilk Creek that occurs over a distance of 0.75 mile. Cascades, rapids, bedrock slides, emerald pools, platy cliffs, and a 40-foot rock spi ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Ithaca, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Here you will discover a rare alvar landscape, where the austere barrens show an unusual but naturally occurring linear vegetation scheme. Intense glaciation, recurring cycles of flood and drought, ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Chaumont, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Color-coded primary and unmarked secondary trails explore this 3,500-acre state park preserve west of Oakdale. The site’s previous life was as a private trout and hunting reservation for an elite sp ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Oakdale, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.8
... Preview: South of Riverhead, this 2,056-acre preserve features classic pine barrens, wetlands, and kettle depressions. County Road 104 divides the preserve into east-west tracts, with the larger piece sitt ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Manorville, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6-5.4 miles
... Preview: Southeast of Gowanda, this 400-acre National Natural Landmark wins you over with familiarity versus drama. Quiet hardwood forests, dark hemlock stands, lush meadows, and gentle creeks are the hall ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Gowanda, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Within the private Adirondack Mountain Reserve (or Ausable Club, as it is also known), this rolling hiking trail loop travels the east and west shores of the pristine East Branch Ausable River, wi ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Lake Placid, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: Between Lockport and Rochester, the retired towpath of the Erie Canal, a national recreation trail, traces the past and provides an attractive, carefree avenue for hiking, cycling, jogging, and exerci ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Lockport, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 55
... Preview: Fire Island, a barrier island, stretches 32 miles long and protects Long Island’s south shore from the punishing Atlantic. This circuit travels the beach and back bay between Smith Point and Watch Hil ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Shirley, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.2
... Preview: At this nationally recognized environmental education center, just west of Delmar, you can examine habitat interrelationships while touring field, forest, meadow, and pond. The center takes its na ... From the guidebook "Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures"
Delmar, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5-2 miles