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The Finger Lakes are an ideal place for hiking enthusiasts, campers and lovers of the great outdoors. Check out the parks and nature centers around the region–from waterfalls to wildlife, there is always something new to see in the Finger Lakes. Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the sights along the way!
Beaver Lake Nature Center - Baldwinsville, NY
Visit Beaver Lake and take part in year-round hiking, activities and educational programs.
Buttermilk Falls State Park - Ithaca, NY
Gorgeous waterfalls, swimming, hiking and camping in the lower section of the park.
Cayuga Nature Center - Ithaca, NY
This indoor/outdoor education facility features a ropes course, treehouse and live animal exhibits.
Cumming Nature Center - Naples, NY
Enjoy year-round recreation including hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Visit the indoor education center.
Emerson Park - Auburn, NY
Theatre, recreation and seasonal events make Emerson park the place to be for family fun.
Fillmore Glen State Park - Moravia, NY
Photograph beautiful waterfalls, hike one of the many trails, plan a day for a picnic.
Finger Lakes National Forest
Over 16,000 acres located between Seneca and Cayuga lakes, featuring hiking, fishing, hunting and even blueberry picking!
Finger Lakes Trail
A 560 mile trail that extends from Pennsylvania to the Catskills, perfect for both day hikes and overnights.
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area -Canadice, NY
Recreation area six miles south of Honeoye Lake with miles of hiking and cross country skiing trails.
Letchworth State Park - Castile, NY
Incredible views, great camping and 66 miles of hiking trails.
Montezuma Wildlife Refuge - Seneca Falls, NY
View an abundance of birds, mammals and reptiles, check out the visitor's center and interpretive programs.
Robert H. Treman State Park - Ithaca, NY
Hike one of Ithaca’s famous gorges, home to some of the area’s most beloved swimming holes and waterfalls.
Sampson State Park - Romulus, NY
State Park on the eastern shore of Seneca lake featuring 38 miles of trails, 100+ boat slips and over 300 campsites.
Taughannock Falls State Park - Ulysses, NY
Sneek a peek at the magnificent waterfalls or enjoy a picnic at this great park near Ithaca, NY.
Urbana State Forest - Hammondsport, NY
Hike the trails and try to spy on area wildlife.
Watkins Glen State Park - Watkins Glen, NY
Visit one of the most breathtaking places in the Finger Lakes. Families will love camping, swimming and picnics in the park.