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Finger Lakes Trail

The longest continuous footpath in New York State passes right through our backyard.

The Finger Lakes Trail is a premier footpath for hikers that stretches over 560 miles from the Pennsylvania border in Allegany State Park to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve. The trail passes through beautiful and remote areas of the Finger Lakes region including trails in Cortland County. The trail essentially bisects Cortland County from Cuyler in the northeast to Harford in the southwest portion of the county. Along the way you will pass through Cuyler Hill State Forest, Taylor Valley State Forest, Hoxie Gorge, Tuller Hill and over Virgil Mountain, the highest point in Cortland County. The trail is suitable for a short-day hike with the whole family if you want to do a section or even a weekend camp out if you are more ambitious! An interactive trail map is available through the Finger Lakes Trail Conference and it shows plenty of starting points throughout the county with convenient parking spots. All you have to do is pack some snacks, put on your hiking boots and start your journey!

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