Hikes in the Southern Tier

The Southern Tier is a region of New York State that is south of Central New York and nearer to the Pennsylvania border. The Southern Tier includes the counties of Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins. Rivers like the Delaware and Susquehanna pass through valleys framed by rolling forest-covers hills. Binghamton is the most significant city in the region with a university that has a nature preserve boasting trails from students and the public to enjoy.

Hiking Central New York

Here are three trails to check out in Binghamton University Nature Preserve in Vestal, New York.

Pond Trail and Marsh Trail LoopPond Trail and Marsh Trail Loop
This 2.6-mile hike in Binghamton University Nature Preserve combines major trails with other easy hiking track to make a double loop that explores ponds, wetlands, and forests at the center of the preserve.
Ravine Trail Vernal Pool Trail and Oak Trail LoopRavine Trail, Vernal Pool Trail, and Oak Trail Loop
This 1.15-mile hike in Binghamton University Nature Preserve links three trails that branch off Pond Trail to form a loop through less-visited parts of the preserve.
Forest Loop TrailForest Loop Trail
This 1.15-mile hike in Binghamton University Nature Preserve goes up a wooded hillside, slipping between oaks and pines.

 

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Cascade Mountain Trail Porter Mountain Trail Adirondack Mountains New York hike
Southeast of Lake Placid, you'll find a popular hike to a pair of scenic summits. Cascade Mountain (4,098 feet) and Porter Mountain (4,059 feet) are the thirty-sixth and thirty-eighth tallest peaks in the Adirondack Mountains and are members of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. Cascade and Porter are two of the easiest High Peaks to reach, thanks to maintained trails and a... Read more.
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Tagged with · Adirondack High Peaks · Adirondack Mountains · Adirondack Park · Free Trails · Lake Placid · Summits
Distance: 6.2 miles · Elevation change: 1925 feet
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Binghamton University Nature Preserve hike Ravine Trail Vernal Pool Trail Oak Trail Vestal New York hiking trail
The smart people who shaped Binghamton University knew that deep-rooted oaks can teach us more than ivory towers. With the good foresight, the SUNY Binghamton campus set aside 182 acres of wetlands and woodlands for the benefit of students, faculty, and the community. On a first visit to Binghamton University Nature Preserve, Pond Trail and Marsh Trail are recommended... Read more.
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Tagged with · Binghamton University Nature Preserve · Free Trails · Vestal
Distance: 1.15 miles · Elevation change: 200 feet
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Binghamton University Nature Preserve hike Pond Trail Marsh Trail Redwing Trail Loop Vestal New York hiking trail
Some centers of higher learning probably overlook nature's value in education, but not Binghamton University. This SUNY Institution in Vestal, New York set aside 182 acres for the benefit of students, faculty, and the community. Several intersecting trails explore Binghamton University Nature Preserve, creating numerous hiking options, like this one — a figure-eight... Read more.
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Distance: 2.6 miles · Elevation change: 90 feet
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Binghamton University Nature Preserve hike Forest Loop Trail Vestal New York hiking trail
We can learn a lot from nature, which is probably why Binghamton University, a SUNY Institution in Vestal, New York had the foresight to preserve a 182-acre natural space right on its campus. Binghamton University Nature Preserve has hillsides and valleys full of forests and marshes with lots of interconnected trails open to the students and the public. For a quick... Read more.
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Tagged with · Binghamton University Nature Preserve · Free Trails · Vestal
Distance: 1.15 miles · Elevation change: 255 feet
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High Line Trail in New York City Manhattan Aerial Greenway The High Line Walk
On the lower west side of Manhattan, an old raised rail line that was headed for demolition has been transformed into an attractive asset, a surprising park that hovers above city streets. The High Line has become a New York City landmark, offering a one-of-a-kind walk with a refreshing perspective of NYC. Like the rest of New York City, the High Line Trail has... Read more.
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Tagged with · Aerial Greenway · Free Trails · High Line · Manhattan · Wheelchair-Friendly
Distance: 3 miles · Elevation change: 40 feet
By: Published: Last updated: May 3, 2017