Skaneateles, NY Trails and Parks

Skaneateles has 11 trails in the vicinity, including 7 hiking trails and 3 for cross-country skiing. These trails range from 0.1 to 46.3 miles in length. The most popular trails are Skaneateles Lake Cruise, Bear Swamp State Forest - Long Loop Trail and Carpenter Falls (3 falls). Trails.com member Susan T. recently completed Guppy Falls.
  • Bear Swamp State Forest - Long Loop Trail

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    Skaneateles, NY

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed with 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago, the glaciers ...

  • Charlie Major Nature Trail

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    Skaneateles, NY

    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 ...
    •  20 minutes
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A rail line, eventually known as the Short Line, helped to maintain prosperity in the community by serving the industries ...

  • Skaneateles Conservation Area

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    Skaneateles, NY

    Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade, followed by a wander in a peaceful wood.
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade, followed by a wander in a peaceful wood.

  • Guppy Falls

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    Skaneateles, NY

    Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade. Named for William Guppy, an English dairy farmer who raised eight children on this land in the mid- to late 1800s, Guppy Falls ...
    •  20 minutes
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a brisk, short walk along a creek to a shimmering cascade. Named for William Guppy, an English dairy farmer who raised ...

  • New Hope Mills Falls (2 falls)

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    Skaneateles, NY

    The waterfalls are available for viewing any time. The first is under the Glen Haven Road bridge. The second is at the mill. The water is channeled under a covered bridge then plummets 25 feet ...
    •  2 minutes
    •  0.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The waterfalls are available for viewing any time. The first is under the Glen Haven Road bridge. The second is at the mill. ...

  • Carpenter Falls (3 falls)

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    Skaneateles, NY

    Carpenter Falls is an awesome display of power. The water is channeled through a notch in the 10-feet thick, overhung Tully limestone caprock and plummets straight down for 80 feet. Then the ...
    •  15 minutes
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Carpenter Falls is an awesome display of power. The water is channeled through a notch in the 10-feet thick, overhung Tully ...

  • Bear Swamp State Forest

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    Skaneateles, NY

    Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges. Native Americans used this area as hunting grounds. After the Revolutionary War, ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges. Native Americans ...

  • Bear Swamp State Forest

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    Skaneateles, NY

    Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges. Native Americans used this area as hunting grounds. After the Revolutionary War, ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers sculpted the Finger Lakes, leaving steep valley walls and flat-topped ridges. Native Americans ...

  • Charlie Major Trail

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    Skaneateles, NY

    The Charlie Major Nature Trail was named after Charles T. Major Jr., a public figure who featured prominently in the history and development of this rail trail. Major served as village justice, ...
    •  50 minutes
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Charlie Major Nature Trail was named after Charles T. Major Jr., a public figure who featured prominently in the history ...

  • Bear Swamp State Forest - Short Loop

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    Skaneateles, NY

    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 ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This 3,316-acre state forest is traversed by 13 miles of trails through shady forest. Over 10,000 years ago the glaciers ...

  • Skaneateles Lake Cruise

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    Skaneateles, NY

    Hill-climbers who love rural areas are certain to enjoy this rolling and scenic route circling Skaneateles Lake. The second easternmost of the eleven Finger Lakes, this lake offers lovely vistas ...
    •  46.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Hill-climbers who love rural areas are certain to enjoy this rolling and scenic route circling Skaneateles Lake. The second ...