Ithaca, New York (NY) Trails & Maps

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  • Auburn-Fleming Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    This is a flat 1.6 mile trail through woods, wetlands and farmland connecting Rt. 34 in the Town of Fleming to Dunning Ave. in the City of Auburn. It is an easy walk or bike through a very scenic area. To view a trail map, please see the ...
  • Big Flats Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    A pleasant walk between wetland habitat and farmland, this short community trail sits atop a sewer line that Corning Glassworks installed to serve its Big Flats plant. Corning provided the crushed stone surface for the trail. The main trailhead ...
  • Black Diamond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Grass

    Black Diamond Trail will one day stretch 15 miles to link four state parks in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Currently, 8 miles of the trail are open, which follow the Lehigh Valley Railroad route whose Black Diamond Express once ran from ...
  • Catharine Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Catharine Valley Trail travels for 12 miles between Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen and Smith Road north of Pine Valley. The trail follows segments of the abandoned Northern Central Railroad and Chemung Canal towpath, which once ran through ...
  • Charlie Major Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Charlie Major Nature Trail follows an abandoned right-of-way that once carried trains along the old Skaneateles Short Line Railroad. The railroad served millworks in the area, including paper mills, grist mills, distilleries, and woodworking ...
  • East Ithaca Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Gravel

    The East Ithaca Recreation Way on East Hill is primarily built upon the rail bed of the old Ithaca and Cortland Railroad, which later became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The trail traverses a natural area along Cascadilla Creek between ...
  • Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

    State: NY
    Length: 365 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Port Byron to Utica (Old Erie Canal State Park)

    State: NY
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Gorge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Crushed Stone

    The Gorge Trail is makes for a scenic walk or mountain bike ride near the town of Cazenovia. The trail runs between the old railroad buildings on William Street and Bingley Road to the north. From here, you can continue on the Link Trail, which ...
  • Jim Schug Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    The Jim Schug Trail offers a short, sweet excursion in New York's Finger Lakes region. The trail was known as the Dryden Lake Trail until it was renamed in 2002 in memory of the late town supervisor who acquired the land. The trail follows a ...
  • Keuka Outlet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    In the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region is a rail-trail that is part natural wonder and part industrial archaeology, and the 7-mile trail Keuka Outlet Trail has a unique heritage. Technically a stream, the 8-mile Keuka (KYOO-ka) Lake ...
  • Lackawanna Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lackawanna Rail Trail spans Elmira, New York, linking famous Eldridge Park with the city’s waterfront. The paved trail uses a former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad corridor for most of its route. In the north, Eldridge Park ...
  • Ontario Pathways Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 19 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Grass, Gravel

    Shaped like a left-leaning V, the Ontario Pathways Rail Trail travels southwest from Canandaigua to Stanley, then shoots north to Clifton Springs. The rural trail is the pride of an industrious community organization, Ontario Pathways, Inc., ...
  • Painted Post Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you are near Corning, New York, and need a nice walk, check out this charming respite. The Painted Post Trail connects schools, playgrounds, other trails and residential neighborhoods west of Corning. The wide right-of-way (nearly 100 feet) ...
  • Ridgeway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    The Ridgeway Trail skirts the banks of Willseyville Creek along the abandoned rail bed of the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad and the former Lehigh Valley Railroad. From south Willseyville the trail heads north into Tomkins County and ends at ...
  • Seneca Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Once used by the Seneca indians, this trail traverses glacial formations, open fields, farmland, wooded wetlands and the Auburn Trail. The degree of difficulty varies from flat and easy to steep and hilly. The trail can be wet and muddy in some ...
  • South Hill Recreation Way

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The South Hill Recreation Way follows the southern rim of the Six Mile Creek gorge from the outskirts of southeast Ithaca to Burns Road, near the Ithaca Reservoir. The gravel path follows the former grade of the Cayuga and Susquehanna, built ...
  • Vestal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    The Vestal Rail Trail runs for 2.1 miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today the 12-foot-wide trail is paved for bicyclists, inline skaters and wheelchair users ...
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