Clark Reservation State Park New York Syracuse hike Cliff Trail Long Trail Mildred Faust Trail
The New York State Park website describes Clark Reservation as "a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise." It's all that and just 5 miles from Syracuse! The star of the park is Glacier Lake, a glacial plunge pool lake surrounded by dramatic limestone cliffs. There are over a dozen trails exploring this 365-acre park, allowing visitors to put... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 19, 2014
North County National Scenic Trail hike Hang Glider Launch Site Labrador Hollow Unique Area New York State Forest
For a soaring view over Labrador Hollow Unique Area, a state forest in Central New York, take a hike up Jones Hill to a scenic overlook at a Hang Glider Launch Site. There are two overlapping routes to the launch site from the trailhead for Tinker Falls Trail (a short hike to a lovely waterfall). Onondaga Sky Line Trail is a wide dirt road offering a 1.2-mile route to... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 20, 2014
Tinker Falls Trail Labrador Hollow Unique Area Waterfall hike Tully New York State Forest
Tinker Falls is a beautiful 50-foot waterfall in Labrador Hollow Unique Area, a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) State Forest on the border of Onondaga County and Cortland County in Central New York. The base of the waterfall can be reached via Tinker Falls Trail on an easy half-mile round trip hike with 50 feet of elevation gain. It is... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Labrador Hollow Boardwalk New York State Forest hike Labrador Hollow Unique Area
Tranquil Labrador Pond lies at the heart of New York State's Labrador Hollow Unique Area on the border of Onondaga County and Cortland County. Fine views of Labrador Pond can be found on Labrador Hollow Boardwalk, a half-mile long wheelchair-friendly walkway through the wetlands bordering Labrador Pond. The quick walk reaches a viewpoint on the shore of the hill-cradled... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Beaver Lake Nature Center Winter Trails Snowshoeing Onondaga County Park Baldwinsville New York Southern Exposure Snowshoe Trail
When the snow falls in Central New York, it's time to trade in your hiking books for snowshoes and explore a wonderland of winter landscapes. Onondaga County's Beaver Lake Nature Center is a perfect destination for winter fun. The 660-acre park operates trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and even rents snowshoes for a small fee so that everyone can get in... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Green Lakes State Park New York hike Green Lake Trail Round Lake Loop
Green Lakes State Park was created in 1925 to preserve two aquamarine-colored glacially-carved lakes in Central New York. There are trails circling both of these jewels, Green Lake and Round Lake, which you can combine for a peaceful and easy 3.25-mile hike. The trail is almost entirely level, providing a casual 90-minute walk through the verdant forest that frames the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014
Blue Mountain Lake Campground Adirondacks camp New York camping
Would you like to camp on an island in an Adirondack Lake? Take a trip to Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County. The picturesque 1,220-acre lake has six designated campsites that are free and first-come first-serve, so throw your tent and gear in a boat and check out the primitive camping on Blue Mountain Lake!To sign out a campsite, make your way to the public beach... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 24, 2014
Rock Lake Trail Adirondacks Blue Mountain Lake New York hike
There are several Adirondack lakes along roadways in Hamilton County, New York (Blue Mountain Lake, Indian Lake, Long Lake, and Raquette Lake to name a few), but sometimes it is more refreshing to hike to a scenic lake that can't be seen from the road. Leave the vehicle noise behind on this easy 1.6-mile round trip hike with just 100 feet of elevation change. The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Sawyer Mountain Trail Adirondack Mountains New York hike
For summit views without the usual summit effort, head to Sawyer Mountain in the Adirondacks. The trail to the top of the mountain gains 650 feet over a 2.5-mile round trip hike. While the trail travels through a sheltered hardwood forest the entire way, there are two overlooks around the summit that provide far-reaching views over the trees across the surrounding... Read more.
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Distance: 2.5 miles – Elevation change: 650 feet
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 22, 2014
Grassy Pond Trail Adirondacks Blue Mountain Lake New York hike
The Adirondack Mountains are dotted with lakes and mountains, so it should come as no surprise that you can hike to one or two peaceful ponds on this trail near Eagle Lake and Blue Mountain Lake. For those looking for something on the shorter side, it is an easy one-mile round trip hike to Grassy Pond. For those looking to immerse themselves in the Adirondacks, hike past... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: July 21, 2014