Calling all Hikers and Bikers! The Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance has developed a great website and set of travel cards specifically designed for hiking and biking afficionados called Let’s Go Hike and Bike.
You’ll find 66 different trails throughout the Finger Lakes region that are great for hiking and biking. The trails also include a couple of great paddle trails. For each of the trails, the listings:
- Show a map with GPS coordinates
- Give Level of Difficulty
- Tell the Distance of the Trail
- Show Attractions, services and restaurants nearTrail
- Tell how to get there
- Give resources of where to obtain additional information
In the set of cards, that comes on a caribiner, they have 46 trails, but since the set was printed, there are an additional 20 trails available online.
If you’re biking, the set of cards gives an overview of the different regions, detailing the level of difficulty and the kind of terrain you’ll discover:
- Conesus Lake – 18 miles of gently rolling countryside with a flat, easy ride
- Canadice Lake – 13 miles, moderate with one aggressive climb
- Hemlock Lake – 27 miles of moderate to difficult, hilly terrain
- Honeoye Lake – 19 miles of gently rolling countryside with a flat, easy ride
- Canandaigua Lake – 44 miles, moderate with three long climbs
- Keuka Lake Bluff – 27 miles of easy to moderate level to slightly undulating trails with one long climb
- Keuka Lake – 45 miles, moderate hills above the east side of the lake, mostly level along the west side
- Seneca Lake – 77 miles, moderate with one long climb leaving Watkins Glen
- Cayuga Lake – 90 miles of easy to moderate cycling with rolling terrain and several long moderate climbs
- Skaneateles Lake – 40 mils of moderately difficult cycling with rolling hills and gradual inclines
- Owasco Lake – 32 miles of easy to moderate cycling with one long incline on the west side
- Cayuga-Seneca Canal – 20 miles; easy, relatively flat, combination of road and grass trails
- Erie Canal – 18 miles from Palmyra to Pittsford; 23 miles from Savannah to Palmyra. Flat terrain; Roadside and trail between Savannah and Palmyra.
Kudos to the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and all other tourism organizations that assisted in the development of this project!
Information and images courtesy of the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.
Thanks to Finger Lakes Visitors Connection for Trail Set!