Best Easy Day Hikes Syracuse  by Randi Minetor

Best Easy Day Hikes: Syracuse Guide Book

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Syracuse  by Randi Minetor
This guide book includes detailed maps and conscise descriptions fro eighteen easy-to-follow hikes in central upstate New York, all less than an hour away from Syracuse. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural splendors- from Elmwood Park to Green Lakes, from Chittenango Falls to the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, and from Chimney Bluffs to Fillmore Glen.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Syracuse" Guide Book
Displaying trails 18 of 18.

Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.

Circle this charming woodland on a trail through open meadows filled with wildflowers and a cool forest alive with birds and chipmunks.
Marcellus, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
You can lose the blues in this sun-dappled woodland, but you won’t get lost on these well-marked trails through marshy bottomland and drier hardwood forest.
Moravia, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
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One of the Syracuse area’s most satisfying hiking experiences awaits you at Beaver Lake, where the nature center provides enough habitat diversity to attract more than 200 bird species, hundreds of pl ...
Baldwinsville, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
Hike through an evergreen forest and along a high bluff to see the effects of wind, storm and winter on this Great Lake ridgeline.
Wolcott, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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Descend into a gorge for head-on views of a 167-foot waterfall, then meander through woods and meadows filled with fruit trees and flowering shrubs.
Cazenovia, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
Choose an easy amble through a quiet wood or a more rugged hike along a limestone outcropping above a deep, glacially carved lake.
Jamesville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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This urban getaway’s well-developed trails and remarkably diverse forest provide a sense of wilderness in the midst of the bustling city.
Syracuse, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
This straight, shaded, 2.0-mile trail segment reaches the midpoint of the original Erie Canal at Sims’ Store.
Solvay, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.2
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One waterfall after another tumbles through a narrow, lushly forested gorge, making this a delicious hike on a hot summer day.
Moravia, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
Two deep, turquoise lakes, an old-growth forest, and a veritable festival of wildflowers and wildlife combine to make this one of the most popular easy hikes in the Syracuse area.
Chittenango, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.1
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A forest floor covered with wildflowers in late spring and summer, a small creek tributary meandering through a young forest . . . this peaceful woodland is a well-kept secret.
Preble, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Here’s a forest sampler: A 2-mile loop through hardwood and evergreen woodlands to discover one of the area’s most popular wilderness parklands.
Fabius, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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Stroll the boardwalk for a triple delight: forest-covered hills, bird-filled wetlands, and a sparkling glacial kettle pond.
Tully, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
This quiet ramble follows a glacially created ridge through a hardwood forest that echoes with birdsong, ending at a tranquil wetland pond.
Seneca Falls, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
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With its wide trails, alternating meadows and shady woodlands, and a network of ponds that attract thousands of migrating waterfowl, Howland Island is a wilderness paradise.
Clyde, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.7
A quick descent to a rushing cascade followed by an easy walk through a cool woods make this a great little hike for families with children.
Jamesville, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade, followed by a wander in a peaceful wood.
Skaneateles, NY - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1
Art meets nature among the meadows, hedgerows and woodlands of this quirky space, each made greater by sweeping views of the countryside.
Cazenovia, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 1.5
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