New York

Finger Lakes Trail


Pennsylvania/New York state line to the Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area.

The Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) shares its route with the North Country National Scenic Trail for over 400 miles, passing dramatic, glacier-formed ridges with scenic views of the Finger Lakes, deep verdant valleys, secluded glens and many waterfalls, touching the south ends of the Finger Lakes. The portion of NCNST that is Finger Lakes Trail is managed by the Finger Lakes Trail Conference.


Header photo by Dove Day

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Need to Know

The Trail is on half private and half public land; stay on the Trail and avoid stealth camping. Seek camping opportunities in State Parks and State Forests. Campsites and shelters are displayed on Finger Lakes Trail hiking maps (M1-M21, O1-O2), which are available at The mile-by-mile narrative on the back of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference maps serves as a trail guide.

See the NCTA Flickr, New York album for photos of this region of the Trail. Photos are available for public download and use with proper photographer credit. Please see the NCTA Brand Standards for additional guidance on crediting photos.