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 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 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 Trail
This 1.15-mile hike in Binghamton University Nature Preserve goes up a wooded hillside, slipping between oaks and pines.