We think that most places on the Finger Lakes Trail are pretty special. But this page highlights some places you might want to make an extra effort to visit. Let us know what you think of these places or if you find a place that is particularly wonderful to you. You can submit a posting to the FLT Email Discussion Group and/or contact Jacqui Wensich with your special place photos.
Below is just one of our Special Places; use the links on the right to visit others.
Spring Wildflower and Waterfall Walk on M18
by Margaret and Ken Reek
If you enjoy walking, looking at many different species of wild flowers, and viewing waterfalls then this hike is for you! The featured hike is on map M-18 and starts south of Caroline Center, which is east and slightly south of Ithaca. We’ve found that the easiest way to get to the trail from the Ithaca area is to follow Rt. 79 to Slaterville Springs and head south on Buffalo Road. There is a road sign on Rt 79 for “A. McCormick Center 5 mi.” that marks the Buffalo Road turn off. The gas station near the turn has ice cream, coffee, and bathrooms – all welcome items to hikers.