Where to go

There are lots of wonderful places to hike locally, including the Finger Lakes Trail that has good options for overnight trips. Further afield there are the Catskills and the Adirondacks.

Local destinations:

  • Cornell Plantations
  • Finger Lakes Trail (see link for maps).

Regional destinations:

  • Tug Hill region (New York) state forests suitable for 1-2 day outings
  • Adirondack Park (New York) 6 million acres, 2.6 million public, 2000 miles of maintained trails and at least as many unmaintained, largest park in US outside of Alaska. Maps available at this link. COC possesses several maps and guidebooks as well.
  • Catskill Park (New York) 700,000 acres, 300,000 public, many on- and off-trail hiking possibilities. Some maps available at this link.
  • Alleghany Park (New York) 65,000 acres, all public, over 100 miles of trails
  • Shawangunk region (New York) Unique area distinguished for it white, quartz-conglomerate cliffs is a popular climbing destination but also offers numerous hiking possibilities and one of the best dwarf pine forest habitats anywhere. COC possesses several guidebooks and maps of the Shawangunks.