The Finger Lakes Trail

New York’s Premier Footpath Since 1962

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Finger Lakes Trail COVID-19 Update

Updated June 16, 2020: FLT staff and members of our Board of Managers are monitoring the situation carefully and are following the guidance of the CDC as well as recommendations from the DEC and State Parks. For detailed information on recommended trail usage and cancelled/rescheduled FLTC events please see our COVID-19 FAQ.

2020 NCT Hike 100 Challenge

2020 NCT Hike 100 Patch

For five consecutive years, thousands of North Country Trail users have signed up for and completed the annual Hike 100 Challenge. Each year this free challenge renews but the rules remain the same: Hike any 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail between January 1 and December 31.

Paid-Up Membership

If you are already a member add the FREE “Paid-Up Membership” to your cart when you check out.  This will ensure you receive your membership discount on checkout and will create your member account.  The office will verify your membership and assign the correct membership type (e.g. Individual, Family, etc.) to your account.

Not a member yet?  You can add a membership and get the discounts; and you will be supporting the FLT.


The Finger Lakes Trail Conference is excited to announce the FLT50, a new challenge for trail users across New York State. It’s free and it’s simple. Register online, complete 50 miles on the FLT before the end of the year, record and submit your mileage, and we’ll reward you with an awesome FLT50 patch and sticker.

2020 Cross-County Hike Series
Cortland County

The Finger Lakes Trail’s Cross-County Hike Series for 2020 has been postponed. The series will resume next year in Cortland County. Registrants for the 2020 series have the option of deferring to either 2021 in Cortland County of 2022 in Tompkins County.

Spring Weekend 2020
Houghton College
June 12 to June 14, 2020

Cancelled Due to evolving COVID-19 Pandemic

New Resources for Hikers

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The mission of the Finger Lakes Trail Conference is to build, protect, enhance, and promote a continuous footpath across New York State. Forever!

The Finger Lakes Trail system, over 950 miles in length, runs from the Pennsylvania-New York border in Allegany State Park to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve, with branch trails to Niagara Falls, the Genesee River valley, the Great Eastern Trail south of Corning, the central Finger Lakes, and the Syracuse region. From the PA border to the northeast end of the Onondaga Branch, the Finger Lakes Trail is also the North Country National Scenic Trail. This system is built and maintained almost entirely by volunteers. Covering some of the most scenic land in New York, we welcome you to hike it, and volunteer to keep it beautiful. This site offers maps and tools for both.