Springtime is in bloom – and along the Finger Lakes Trail, hikers are emerging en masse as Mother Nature sheds her winter white. It’s a time filled with color, rushing waters, and new adventures, when we reemerge from the depths of winter, and life begins anew once again.
If cabin fever was creeping up on you after winter’s long hold, spring hiking along the Finger Lakes Trail lends way to rejuvenation and newfound energy. Enjoy the beauty of eight New York State Parks, filled with opportunities for white water rafting in Letchworth State Park’s expansive gorge, witnessing the spring run of rainbow trout in Watkins Glen State Park, and more unique vernal happenings.
If you’re ready to start the ultimate thru-hiking journey on the Finger Lakes Trail, start planning your travels using our interactive map. Or if you’ve never hiked along the trail before, take some time to learn first-time hiker basic tips and tricks. See you on the trail!