10 Fun and Free Discoveries in the Finger Lakes Region
by Sue Freeman

Here are ten ideas to feed your adventurous spirit. Make getting exercise fun by having a goal in mind. You can hike or bicycle to these great discoveries without traveling far from home.

1. Walk the land where Seneca Indians initiated an annual ring of fire around Canandaigua Lake.

2. Drive through the only covered bridge in New York state (Newfield, NY) on your way to hike or ski Arnot Forest.

3. Explore waterfalls in spectacular shale gorges formed by centuries of water erosion in Watkins Glen and Fillmore Glen State Parks.

4. Ride tree-shaded trails where steam locomotives once hauled Pennsylvania coal to ports on Lake Ontario on Ontario Pathways Trails.

5. Learn what botanists see when they walk through an old growth forest at Camillus Forest Unique Area.

6. Experience life from a bygone era while riding the towpath of the abandoned Erie Canal from Port Byron to Camillus.

7. Pick blueberries in the Finger Lakes National Forest.

8. Discover a living bog at Urbana State Forest.

9. Explore remains of mills from the 1800s along Keuka Lake Outlet Trail.

10. Climb to the top of a fire tower with panoramic views in Sugar Hill State Forest.


Details on these and many other free, fun adventures can be found in the books:

Take A Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area

Take A Hike! Family Walks in the Finger Lakes & Genesee Valley Region

Take Your Bike! Family Rides in the Rochester Area

Take Your Bike! Family Rides in the Finger Lakes & Genesee Valley Region 

Snow Trails -Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe in Central & Western NY

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