Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region Guide Book

by Rich & Sue Freeman (Footprint Press)
Take a Hike Family Walks in New Yorkand39;s Finger Lakes Region  by Rich & Sue Freeman

288pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1930480202

The walks, rambles, strolls, and hikes in this book are designed for people who delight in exploring unique or little-known places. The trails lead through forests, fields, marshes, hills, and bogs where you can enjoy the natural world. This book will help you learn more about local history, get much-needed exercise, introduce your children to the joys of nature, or find new places to walk your dog. Don't stash it away in winter either. Many of the trails are good for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. With this guide, you'll be able to explore the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley Region with ease and confidence. Each of the 50+ walks is rated for difficulty, type of terrain, and described by length and estimated time required. In addition, you'll know how to easily find the trails and parking.

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Trails from the "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 91.
... Preview: The Abbott Loop offers a well-marked, easy-to-follow, rugged day hike as a side loop to the Finger Lakes Trail. From Michigan Hollow Road you climb out of Michigan Creek Valley to gain a 180o panorami ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Danby, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This park is a picnickers haven. It’s loaded with tables, grills, swings, jungle gyms, the gurgle of a flowing creek, and the shade of large trees. Who’d suspect that this docile waterway is called Mu ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Akron, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: The Auburn – Fleming Trail uses an abandoned railroad bed. There’s not much elevation change, but the terrain rolls and is populated with enough deteriorating railroad ties to make the walk interestin ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Auburn, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: Old Jug Path is a faint old road that once led from the lake to a distillery by the waterfalls. It wanders through a mixed forest, overlooking the Bear Swamp Creek ravine. As you hike, listen for the ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Skaneateles Lake, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Eight loop trails cover this 170-acre nature center, owned by Save the County, Inc. (a local non-profit land trust), and managed and operated by Centers for Nature Education, Inc. (a non-profit enviro ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Marcellus, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Bare Hill rises 865 feet above Canandaigua Lake and provides aweinspiring views of the lake and valley. It also lives up to its name. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) mows around the ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Canandaigua, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 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. N ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Cortland, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 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. N ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Skaneateles, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Beaver Lake Nature Center is a 650-acre natural community of pond, swamp, and woodland. The glacially formed lake offers a haven for thousands of migrating Canada geese in the spring and fall. Wood du ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Baldwinsville, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing,Trail Running - Trail Length: 0.3-3 miles
... Preview: Beaver Meadow Nature Center is a 324-acre wildlife preserve which has been developed by the Buffalo Audubon Society with walking trails, interpretive signs, and rest areas. By the early 1900s, beavers ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
North Java, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Beechwood operated as a Girl Scout camp from 1929 until New York State purchased the land in 1999 and turned it into Beechwood State Park. The park remains undeveloped, with many of the original camp ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Sodus, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Birdseye Hollow County Park offers picnic tables, grills, a pavilion, playground, and outhouses. It also has a boardwalk to an observation deck in the pond, a favorite place of people fishing and bird ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Bath, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The name Blue Cut dates back to 1853 when a cut was made through a drumlin while building the railroad. The Vernon Shale had a bluish cast when exposed. Today this nature center and wildlife refuge co ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Newark, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: The Cayuga Trails Club developed the Bob Cameron Loop Trail as an off-shoot of the Finger Lakes Trail to honor Bob Cameron, a long-time caretaker of the Connecticut Hill State Wildlife Management Area ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ithaca, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: DEC calls this a unique area, and it is truly unique and special. It comprises 145 acres of open fields, 135 acres of early successional trees and shrubs, 38 acres of old forest, 18 acres of mature su ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Syracuse, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: The showcase of Casey Park is a long, narrow spring-fed pond around which the trail loops. The trail on the southern side of the pond is a flat, 8- foot-wide, tree-covered, packed-dirt trail that’s su ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ontario, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Here’s a small natural oasis in an urban area. The man-made ponds and trails were built in 1978. Look for barbed wire fencing, rock piles and old apple trees, evidence that this land was farmed back i ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Auburn, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: The 1.5 miles of enlarged Erie Canal that remain between Port Byron and Centerport were made accessible to the public in the fall of 1987. The Lock 52 Historical Society and concerned community member ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Port Byron, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.3
... Preview: Explore the wonders of the natural world first hand. The Cayuga Nature Center houses over 30 live animals in both indoor and outdoor exhibits. Explore the Butterfly House seasonally from June to Augus ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ithaca, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Brothers Richard Hanks, age 11, and Kenneth Hanks, age 14, established portions of this trail in 1945. The area around Fall Creek was called Monkey Run and was popular for hunting, fishing, trapping, ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region"
Ithaca, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5