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.

First Day Hike 2020

Hike #1: 3.3 miles through Kennedy State Forest (M19)

Hike Leaders

Debbie Nero: [email protected]

Hike Description

Join Deb and Laurie and Deb’s dogs on a hike of the lovely Dabes Diversion – Kuzia Cutoff Loop on the scenic Finger Lakes Trail in Virgil, NY. This short 3.3 mile hike through Kennedy State Forest has old rock fences, large rock piles, the Foxfire Lean-to, and a spectacular view to the south. We will stop at the Lean-to for a snack and a rest break. This hike is one of the family-friendly Finger Lakes Trail/Wegmans Passport hikes – Passport books will be provided. This is a dog-friendly hike – please bring a leash for your dog. Wear good hiking shoes/boots, hat, gloves, and layers appropriate for the weather. Bring a day pack, water, and snacks. Depending on weather conditions the hike should take about 2 hours. It’s a good idea to have dry socks and a change of clothes in your car for after the hike.

You must register at least 24 hours in advance so the hike leaders can contact you if the hike is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Meeting Time & Location

We will meet at 9:30 AM at the intersection of Hauck Hill Road and Bleck Road, Virgil, NY [42.488699, -76.177231]

Hike #2: 2 miles on the Norwich Greenway

Hike Leaders

 Don Windsor: [email protected] 

Hike Description

Approximately 2 miles on the Norwich Greenway. Meet at 10 AM at Greenway Park in the City of Norwich on River Street by Rexford Street (State Route 23).  Dogs must be on a leash. City Dog Park is nearby to use before or after the hike. Hike departs promptly at 10:05 AM.

Meeting Time & Location

Meet at 10 AM at Greenway Park in the City of Norwich on River Street by Rexford Street (State Route 23) [42.537485, -75.513644].

Hike #3: 1.5 to 2.5 miles on the trails of the Rogers Environmental Center, Sherburne, NY

Hike Leaders

Carol Smith and Peg Fuller: [email protected]

Hike Description

The hike will be 1.5 to 2.5 miles on the trails of the Rogers Environmental Center. There will be drop out options for participants that cannot complete the hike. Meet at 10 AM in the main parking lot of Rogers Environmental Center Rt. 80, Sherburne. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.

Meeting Time & Location

Meet at 10 AM in the main parking lot of Rogers Environmental Center Rt. 80, Sherburne [42.6831652,-75.5181906]

Additional Information

Maps are available for purchase https://fingerlakestrail.org/store/maps-and-gps/

A complete list of First Day Hikes in New York State may be found on https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/112174.html#Central_NY

The national list of First Day Hikes may be found here: https://www.stateparks.org/initiatives-special-programs/first-day-hikes/