Hikes in Central New York
The Central Region of New York State, which consists of the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and its surrounding, is home to numerous parks with trails to beautiful natural features like lakes and waterfalls. In the winter, there are trails open for skiing and snowshoeing.
Hiking Central New York
|400||Southern Exposure Snowshoe Trail|
This snowshoe trail loops south through a winter wonderland from the visitor center at Beaver Lake Nature Center (where you can rent snowshoes).
|400||Green Lake & Round Lake|
This loop explores a pair of aquamarine glacial lakes in Green Lakes State Park in Central New York.
|420||Cliff Trail – Long Trail – Mildred Faust Trail Loop|
This loop crosses limestone cliffs above a glacial lake and combines several trails to explore Clark Reservation State Park.
|500||Labrador Hollow Boardwalk|
This 0.5-mile boardwalk loop takes your through evergreens and wetlands to the shore of Labrador Pond in the heart of Labrador Hollow Unique Area.
This gradual 0.5-mile hike follows Tinker Falls Creek to the base of a lovely 50-foot waterfall. A trail to the top of Tinker Falls can be added to create a 1.3-mile trek in Labrador Hollow Unique Area.
|0.5 - 1.3 miles|
50 - 200 feet
|550||Hang Glider Launch Site|
This out and back hike, which can be extended to 3.2 miles when combined with the trails to Tinker Falls, ascends Jones Hill on North County National Scenic Trail to an overlook in Labrador Hollow Unique Area.