Explore the Finger Lakes Trail

NY State Parks
Explore eight New York State Parks along the Finger Lakes Trail that span a vast terrain of beautiful gorges and cascading waterfalls, while taking advantage of a variety of camping amenities, activities, and the beauty of some of New York’s most unique and varied places.
About the Trail
Spanning nearly 1,000 miles, the Finger Lakes Trail is the longest continuous footpath in New York State and connects to other footpaths in the United States, including the Great Eastern Trail, North Country National Scenic Trail, the Long Path as well as The Bruce Trail in Canada.
Interactive Map
Start planning your Finger Lakes Trail hike with the use of our helpful interactive map. Explore amenities, state parks, parking, and camping available along the main trail as well as branch, loop and spur trails, and view up-to-date restrictions and closures along the trail.

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!

Explore the Trail by Season
Winter
Snow-covered paths, clear views and quietude in the woods. There’s something magical about a winter hike on the Finger Lakes Trail.
Spring
Shake off the cold, reemerge from the depths of winter, and enjoy the budding greenery this spring on the Finger Lakes Trail.
Summer
Rise with the sun and hike until the day’s last light. It’s time to set out on your summer hiking adventure on the Finger Lakes Trail.
Fall
There’s nothing quite like getting outside to enjoy the foliage, mild days, and beauty of fall – especially along the Finger Lakes Trail.