43 Mapped Trails
to Explore ranging from easy rail-trails to rugged mountain biking trails.


Take Your Bike offers fun, safe bike riding on trails, without the pollution or danger from cars. Trail surfaces vary from paved, to hard-packed stone dust, dirt, and mowed-grass. They also range from flat, easy terrain to rugged hills for mountain biking.

- Ride the shores of several Finger Lakes.
- Enjoy easy riding on canal towpaths and discover how canals shaped the history of this region.
- Ride tree-shaded rail-trails where steam locomotives once hauled coal from Pennsylvania to ports on Lake Ontario.
- Take a quick urban ride or head to pristine countryside.
- Discover waterfalls, sculptures and historic relics.
- Explore the remains of mills and factories from the 1800s.

Ride the Finger Lakes Region with ease and confidence. Each trail is GPS mapped for accuracy. Directions and GPS coordinates are given for easily locating trailhead parking. With this guidebook you'll know the length of the ride, difficulty of the terrain, variety of uses allowed, type of trail surface, markings to look for, and even if your dog is welcome to ride with you for each of the 43 trails.

This guide promises to reveal the undiscovered beauty and unique history of the Finger Lakes Region with many recently built trails.

Take Your Bike and Go for a Ride Today! 

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Table of Contents   

How To Use This Book
Map Legend
Directions and Guidelines
History of the Bicycle
Types of Bikes
Bicycling with Children
Dogs Welcome!
Clothing and Equipment
Bike Racks

Rides in Livingston, Ontario, & Yates Counties
1   Lehigh Crossing Trolley Trail Loop
2   Auburn Trail
3   Dryer Road Park
4   Hemlock Lake & Big Oaks Trails
5   Kinney Creek Trail
6   Canadice Lake Trail    compass.gif (1320 bytes) Map
7   Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area
8   Stid Hill Multiple Use Area
9   Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area
10  Middlesex Valley Rail Trail
11  Ontario Pathways
12  Lakeshore Park / Seneca Lake State Park
13  Keuka Lake Outlet Trail   compass.gif (1320 bytes) Map

Rides in Seneca, Schuyler and Tompkins Counties
14  Frank J. Ludovico Sculpture Trail
15  Sampson State Park Lake Trail
16  Finger Lakes National Forest
17  Catharine Valley Trail        user comment
18  Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area
19  Arnot Forest
20  Cayuga Waterfront Trail        
21  East Ithaca Recreation Way
22  South Hill Recreation Way
23  Ridgeway Trail
24  Shindagin Hollow State Forest
25  Hammond Hill State Forest
26  Dryden Lake Park Trail

Rides in Cayuga, Onondaga, Cortland and Wayne Counties
27  Bear Swamp State Forest
28  Auburn - Fleming Trail
29  Howland Island
30  Cato - Fair Haven Trail (Cayuga County Trail)
31  Hannibal - Hojack Trail
32  Erie Canalway Trail (Port Byron to Jordan)
33  Erie Canalway Trail ( Jordan to Camillus)  compass.gif (1320 bytes) Map
34  Erie Canal Park
35  Charlie Major Nature Trail
36  Spafford Forest
37  Onondaga Lake Park Trails (West Shore trail, East Shore Trail, Long Branch Park)
38  Bear Trap Creek Bikeway
39  Canal Park Trailway
40  Old Erie Canal Lock 56 Trail  
41  Erie Canalway Trail Newark
42  Erie Canalway Trail Aqueduct Park
43  Casey Park

Trails by Length 
Trails by Difficulty
Trails to Waterfalls
Trails to Scenic Views
Other Special Trails
Word Index


Paperback, 5.5 X 8.5 inches
Pages: 224
Maps: 49
Photos: 36
Price: $19.95
ISBN# 1-930480-22-9
1st Published July 2006
Revised 2010

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