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


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Take A Hike! - Family Walks in NY's Finger Lakes Region
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Here’s your chance to:
+ Walk the land where Seneca Indians initiated an annual ring of fire around Canandaigua Lake
+ Explore waterfalls in spectacular shale gullies formed by centuries of water erosion
+ Learn what botanists see when they walk through an old growth forest
+ Experience a living bog

With this guide, you’ll be able to explore the 168 miles of trails in the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley Region with ease and confidence. Whether young or young at heart, you can enjoy the adventures this guide brings to life.   What others are saying

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NY State Map showing trail locations
Trail Locations


Walks in Erie & Genesee Counties
1 Akron Falls Park
2 Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge - Kanyoo Trail
3 Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge - Onondaga Trail
4 Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge - Swallow Hollow Trail
5 Genesee County Park and Forest - Outer Loop
6 Genesee County Park and Forest - Inner Loop

Walks in Wyoming, Allegany, & Livingston Counties
7 Beaver Meadow Nature Center
8 Silver Lake Outlet
9 Moss Lake
10 Rattlesnake Hill - Short Hike
11 Rattlesnake Hill - Long Hike
12 Conesus Inlet
13 Twin Cedars Environmental Area

Walks in Monroe, Ontario, & Yates Counties
14 Quinn Oak Openings
15 Seneca Trail
16 Ontario Pathways - Phelps
17 Onanda Park
18 Cumming Nature Center
19 Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area - Big Oak Trail
20 Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area - Sidewinder Trail    
21 Bare Hill Unique Area     
22 Conklin Gully
23 Finger Lakes Trail in Hi Tor

Walks in Steuben & Schuyler Counties
24 Urbana State Forest - Short Loop
25 Urbana State Forest - Long Loop
26 Keuka Lake Outlet Trail
27 Birdseye Hollow State Forest
28 Goundry Hill State Reforestation Area
29 Watkins Glen State Park
30 Queen Catherine Marsh - Willow Walk Trail
31 Texas Hollow State Forest
32 Finger Lakes National Forest - Ravine Trail Loop
33 Finger Lakes National Forest - Gorge Trail Loop

Walks in Wayne, Seneca, & Cayuga Counties
34 Blue Cut Nature Center
35 Esker Brook Nature Trail
36 Howland Island
37 Auburn - Fleming Trail
38 Bear Swamp State Forest - Short Loop
39 Bear Swamp State Forest - Long Loop
40 Fillmore Glen State Park  

Walks in Onondaga County
41 Beaver Lake Nature Center
42 Cayuga County Erie Canal Trail (Port Byron to Jordan)
43 Erie Canalway Trail (Jordan to Camillus)
44 Camillus Forest Unique Area
45 Erie Canal Park 
46 Charlie Major Trail
47 Baltimore Woods

Walks in Tompkins & Cortland Counties
48 Lime Hollow Nature Center
49 Sapsucker Woods
50 Sweedler Preserve 
51 Cayuga Trail

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The 51 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, and bogs where you can enjoy the natural world and learn about our community and its history.

Each of the 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.     Reviews

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Finger Lakes National Forest - Ravine Trail Loop


Cost: $16.95    

Maps: 50  
Pictures: 41
Illustrations: 1
Pages: 264
Size: 5.5" X 8.5"
ISBN: 0-9656974-9-5


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