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Birding & Nature Trails in The Finger Lakes

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> Bahar Preserve and Carpenter Falls

3800 Appletree Point Road, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Near Skaneateles Lake, Bahar Preserve's dramatic forest and gorge landscape offers hikers a dramatic view of the 100-foot deep Bear Swamp Creek Ravine.

> Camp at Fair Haven Beach State Park

14985 State Park Rd, Sterling, NY 13156

The park features 1,500 feet of beautiful sandy beach with campgrounds and cabin areas nestled within its woodlands...

> Cascadilla Gorge Trail

Cascadilla Gorge Trail, Ithaca, NY 14850

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail system is a popular gorge trail connecting Cornell University to downtown and its creek has carved its way through bedrock exposing rocks deposited 400 million years ago.

> Cayuga County – Where Beauty, History and Fun Beckon

25 South St., Auburn, NY, 13021

Escape to Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes to find crystal clear lakes, historic attractions, charming villages and discover how this vibrant county is home to innovative inventions and concepts that shaped America.

> Chimney Bluffs State Park

7700 Garner Road, Wolcott, NY 14590

One of Upstate New York's most gorgeous and unique parks, Chimney Bluffs shows off strange rock formations and spires.

> Corbett's Glen Nature Park

415 Penfield Road, Rochester, NY 14625

A secluded park just 4.9 miles from Rochester, Corbett’s Glen provides 2 miles of 8-feet-wide trails that run by meadows, wetlands and a waterfall...

> Cumming Nature Center

6472 Gulick Road, Naples, NY 14512

The Cumming Nature Center is a 900-acre environmental education facility offering themed hiking and exploring trails, educational programs, events and service-learning opportunities.

> Hit the White Sandy Beach at Fair Haven State Park

14985 State Park Rd, Sterling, NY 13156

Located minutes from Fair Haven, Fair Haven Beach State Park has one of the finest public lakefronts in Upstate NY.

> Finger Lakes National Forest

Burdett Hill Road, Burdett, NY 14818

The Finger Lakes National Forest is nestled between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, located just a few minutes-drive from downtown Watkins Glen. It is the only national forest in New York State.

> Gilbert Lake State Park

18 CCC Road, Laurens, NY 13796

Most of this 1,584-acre state park along with its lake and three ponds is nestled in the wooded foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
This 577-acre park is ideal for hiking and bird watching and has one of only two legal off-leash Dog Parks in the Monroe County Park system.
Hamlin Beach State Park offers sandy beaches, tent and trailer campsites and miles of nature and hiking trails.
The Helmer Nature Center is both an outdoor classroom and an environmental resource that encompasses approximately 45 acres of land with trails.
Seated in the Mt. Hope-Highland Historic District, the lovely Highland Park rests in a scenic setting of hills and valleys created from glacial deposits.

> Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

Penn Yan, NY 14527

Formerly a canal towpath and later, a railroad bed, the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail is right in the heart of the Finger Lakes, just an hour’s drive from Auburn or Rochester.

> Keuka Lake State Park

3560 Pepper Road, Keuka Park, NY 14478

Located in the heart of wine country, Keuka Lake State Park offers amazing views of vineyard-covered slopes and access to both the Keuka and Seneca Lake Winery trails.
Letchworth State Park, the 'Grand Canyon of the East' has amazing hiking trails and one of the largest waterfalls in the eastern U.S..

> Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

3395 Auburn Road, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Situated in the middle of one of the most active flight lanes in the Atlantic Flyway, this 9,809-acre wildlife refuge today provides resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds.
With a little more than 2,000 acres on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Sampson State Park is ideal for a variety of recreational activities, especially camping and boating.

> Seneca Mills Falls

Town of Milo, NY 14527

The 40-foot Seneca Mills Falls is easily the most popular destination along the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail.

> Stony Brook State Park

10820 NY-36, Dansville, NY 14437

Stony Brook State Park features a rugged gorge and towering cliffs through the woodlands that overlook waterfalls and fascinating rock formations.

> Taughannock Falls State Park

1740 Taughannock Boulevard, Trumansburg, NY 14886

The 750-acre state park offers seasonal camping with campsites and cabins overlook Cayuga Lake and it has a marina, boat launch, beach.

> Experience the Mesmerizing Waterfalls at Watkins Glen

1009 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Watkins Glen State Park is filled with trails that overlook, wind over and pass under mesmerizing waterfalls.
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Canal Corporation of NY State