Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region Guide Book

by Rich & Sue Freeman (Footprint Press)
Take Your Bike Family Rides in New Yorkand39;s Finger Lakes Region  by Rich & Sue Freeman

224pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1930480229

Take Your Bike offers fun, safe bike riding on trails, away from fast-moving cars. The trails range from flat, easy terrain to rugged hills for mountain biking. The rides in this book are designed for people who delight in exploring unique or little-known places. The paths and backcountry roads allow you to safely enjoy the natural world and learn about our community and its history. With this guide, you’ll be able to explore the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley Region with ease and confidence. Each of the 56 rides is rated for difficulty and type of terrain, and described by length and estimated time required. In addition, you’ll know how to find the trails and parking. All you need is a sturdy bike (no need to have a mountain bike) to begin your adventures. Enjoy the trails in all seasons.

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Trails from the "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 56.
... Preview: The adventure begins in the village of Newfield where you’ll pass the only remaining covered bridge still in daily use in New York State. The Newfield Bridge was built in 1853 over Cayuga Inlet Creek. ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Newfield, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: The Auburn – Fleming Trail uses an abandoned railroad bed. There’s not much elevation change but the terrain roller coasters and is populated with enough deteriorating railroad ties to make the ride i ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Auburn, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The Auburn Trail was one of the first trails opened by Victor Hiking Trails. This volunteer group was conceived by the Victor Conservation Board in the 1980s. The first organizational meeting occurred ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Victor, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed with 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago, the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Skaneateles, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.2
... Preview: This 8-foot-wide paved trail was built during the Route 81 improvements in the 1980s. Running between Bear Trap Creek and busy I-81, it can get noisy, but offers a nice paved trail, free from cars. We ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Salina, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Long ago, Canadice Lake had cottages all along its shore. In 1872, the city of Rochester decided to use Canadice and Hemlock Lakes as a water supply. The first conduit for water was completed in 1876. ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Canadice, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Follow history back in time as you pedal from the existing Erie Canal to the original Clinton’s Ditch of 1817 and the Enlarged Erie Canal of the 1850s. Along the way pass stone locks, long abandoned. ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Lyons, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: Casey Park is a 44-acre sports complex. It includes an Olympic-sized, outdoor swimming pool, an ice skating rink, soccer and softball fields, basketball courts, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, bocce co ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ontario, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The Catharine Valley Trail will eventually be a 12-mile-long multi-use trail from Seneca Harbor Park in Watkins Glen to Wygant Road in Hoseheads. As such, it is a work in progress. You may want to cal ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Montour Falls, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Here’s a pleasant country ride to get you away from urban chaos. The trail is mainly a raised bed through woods, swamps, and Christmas tree farms. It’s an easy ride, shaded by a canopy of trees. In we ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Fair Haven, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The 1.5-mile section of enlarged Erie Canal that remains between Port Byron and Centerport was made accessible to the public in the fall of 1987. The Lock 52 Historical Society and concerned community ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Port Byron, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: The Cayuga Waterfront Trail is a work in progress. It will eventually run for 6 miles along the Cayuga Lake Shore and connect to the future 15mile-long Black Diamond Trail. The section east of Cayuga ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ithaca, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: A rail line, eventually known as the Short Line, helped to maintain prosperity in the community by serving the industries along the outlet. It also carried passengers from the New York Central Railroa ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Skaneateles, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Connecticut Hill is the largest wildlife management area in New York State, covering 11,654 acres. It is part of the Appalachian Highlands, which is distinctive as a belt of high, rough land. Because ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Geneva, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: The Southern Central Railroad was built in 1865 to connect Sayre, Pennsylvania to Auburn. It became part of the Lehigh Valley System and was abandoned in 1976. The tracks were taken up and sold for sc ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Dryden, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.7
... Preview: One of the Town of Victor’s newest parks, Dryer Road Park is still under development. Today it offers a playground, soccer/lacrosse fields, a box sports rink, restrooms, and a network of mountain biki ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Victor, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Here’s an easy trail for beginners or families with young children. It’s a short trail with scenic views of a creek along the way. To avoid the short steep section, turn around at the Cascadilla Creek ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ithaca, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: The enlarged Erie Canal was abandoned in 1922. It sat idle until 1972, when the Town of Camillus purchased a seven-mile stretch. Since then, an army of volunteers has been busy clearing the land, buil ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Camillus, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.5
... Preview: This trail is part of the Erie Canalway Trail that will some day span from Buffalo to Albany. It’s currently the western end of an 85-mile segment that heads east through Rochester to Lockport. Settle ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Palmyra, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This trail is part of the Erie Canalway Trail that will some day span from Buffalo to Albany. You’ll find an easy ride on hard-packed stone dust, through mildly rolling hills, with views of the Erie C ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike! Family Rides in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Newark, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.2