Become a Member of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference

Have a lasting impact on the Finger Lakes Trail by joining or renewing your membership to the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that maintains, protects, enhances and promotes the Finger Lakes Trail.

Why should I join the Finger Lakes Trail Conference?

If you have a passion for hiking and access to the Finger Lakes Trail, becoming a member of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference (FLTC) is a no brainer. Not only will your annual membership dues aid the FLTC conference in paying for operating costs, you’ll also meet other members of this active hiking club who are just as passionate and dedicated as you.

Particularly if you are a beginner hiker just starting out, joining the Finger Lakes Trail can give you access to a wealth of knowledge of experienced hikers who know the trail inside and out. Even if you are an experienced hiker who’s finally able to thru hike the Finger Lakes Trail, membership benefits you in so many ways even before reaching end-to-end status.

Participate in group hikes and events, volunteer to maintain sections of the Finger Lakes Trail near your home, and make new friendships over your love of hiking. All of those are just a few of the reasons why becoming a member, or renewing your membership, benefits you and the Finger Lakes Trail.

How long does my membership last?

Memberships are valid for a one year period from April 1 to March 31. Your membership is extremely important to the FLTC! If your membership has expired, please consider renewing by visiting You can also contact us for more information.

Can I give membership as a gift?

You sure can! If you already have a Finger Lakes Trail Conference membership, you know the benefits are immeasurable. Give a gift at any level and aid us in growing our membership count.

OK, I’m convinced! How do I become a member?

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