There’s plenty to see, touch, taste, hear and smell in Central New York. But, perhaps the most important sense here is the sense of place.


From riverside promenades that provoke romantic strolls to state parks packed with trails, Central New York’s places appeal to every sense. Have a sit-down near the 80-foot Pixley Falls or unwind by the fading light of a Verona Beach sunset.

Ancient glacial legacies we call kettle lakes host limitless water recreation. The 36-mile stretch of the Old Erie Canal State Park in Madison County feels like recent history next to rock formations hundreds of millions of years in the making at Chittenango Falls.

In addition to the gorgeous forests and waterways waiting for discovery in 14 New York state parks, Central New York counties and communities hide their own surprises like the Landis Arboretum near Esperance or Great Swamp Conservancy in Canastota. Home to urban Utica, Oneida County features more than 28 outdoor public spaces.


Take a wonderful walk on the Susquehanna River Park Trail in Oneonta, catch a concert at Riverlink Park in Amsterdam or trace a 6.5-mile path through Greenwood Park in Binghamton.

Whether you’re soaking up some sun or basking in winter beauty, you can indulge all your senses in Central New York.


Parks Listings (95)
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Arnold Lake State Forest

Arnold Lake Road
Hartwick, NY 13348

(607) 547-4488

Arnold Lake State Forest trails lie on New York State and Otsego County lands surrounding Arnold Lake.  The main trail is a 5.5 mile loop that crosses public high-ways at three places.  Parking is available at each of these points, so hikes of different lengths can be arranged if two vehicles are used.  The trail has several short, steep pitches but can be skied comfortably by cross-country skiers of modest ability.

Arnold Lake offers fishing year-round, and is stocked each year with rainbow trout (8-9" in length) and brown trout (8-10" in length).  Please note there is a daily limit of 3 trout.

Recreational Activities at Arnold Lake State Forest

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cross Country Skiing

Fishing Access

A launch is located on the northwest corner of lake at outlet on Arnold Lake Road.

Fish Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Chain Pickerel
Basswood Pond State Forest

Jacobs Road
Burlington Flats, NY 13315

(607) 547-4488

Basswood Pond State Forest offers varied outdoor recreational opportunities.  The pond site is handicapped accessible with a paved path to the water's edge.  A pit toilet is available.

Recreational Activities at Basswood Pond State Forest

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnicking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Fishing on Basswood Pond

Basswood Pond is managed for both warm and cold water species, with trout fishing the most popular.  It is stocked annually with approximately 350 brown trout (8-15" in length) and 100 rainbow trout (8-10" in length).  A fishing dock is located on the southwest corner of the pond.  Ice fishing and the use of baitfish is prohibited. 

Fish Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Goldfish
  • Golden Shiner
  • Bluntnose Minnow
  • Fathead Minnow
  • Brown Bullhead
Bear Swamp State Forest

Buttermilk Hill Rd
Decatur & Rooseboom, NY 13450

(607) 547-4488

Bear Swamp State Forest offers 1,759 acres for recreational use and is located in the towns of Roseboom and Decatur.

Bellamy Harbor Park

Mill Street at the Canal
Rome, NY 13440

Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park offers visitors spectacular views from atop a hill in the southern part of Otsego County.  The 229-acre property is mostly a forest of hardwoods, but also has two ponds.  A must-visit for birdwatchers!

Six cabins are also available on the property.  Please call for details.

Recreational Activities at Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking 
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
Picnic areas, playground, hiking boating, fishing, and swimming.
Brookfield Riding & Driving Association

1968 Fairgrounds Road
Brookfield, NY 13314

The Brookfield Riding and Driving Association is a non-profit equine association striving to represent the interests of horse owners, breeders, trainers and enthusiasts in our community. Our vision is to promote the equine businesses in our area, the show grounds at the Madison County Fairgrounds and the 130 mile, beautiful, Brookfield Trail System. We offer shows and programs that follow the rules and regulations set forth by each disciplineÕs governing body (ie: USEY and USDF).

Brookfield State Forest

Hubbardsville/Brookfield, NY


130 miles of trails spread over 13,000 acres for: X-country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling.
Brookfield Trail System

Moscow Rd.
Brookfield, NY 13314

This multi-use trail system provides year-round recreation opportunities on 13,000 acres of state forest with 130 miles of horseback, hiking, cross country skiing and snowmobile trails. The assembly area on Moscow Road has facilities for 150 horses, a pavilion, picnic area, camping facilities and more.

Brookwood Point

6000 State Highway 80
West Lake Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Brookwood Point has been an established estate on the shores Otsego Lake since the early 1820's and is home to a 100 year old Italianate Renaissance garden.

Over the past 100 years, Brookwood has fostered many pitter-pattering petite feet and young minds. From the seven Townsend children in the early 1900's to the slews of SUNY interns and Clark Sports Center Adventure Camp kids of this past summer, Brookwood is a place to roam and explore nature in all her glory.

The property is unique in that it hosts a diversified ecosystem: meadows and fields, seasoned and young woods, wetlands, shorefront, lake, creek and historic cultivated gardens. Each component of the 22 acre property creates a different habitat, making Brookwood a melting pot of wildlife!

Brookwood is an outdoor classroom, brimming with opportunities for experiences in nature. Grab someone young, old or in between, bring along a picnic and enjoy all Brookwood Point has to offer.

FLT spans NY State. 72 miles runs through Chenango County. Activities such as cross-country skiing, hiking and showshoeing are all available.
Calhoun Creek State Forest

South Line Rd
Morris, NY 13808

(607) 574-4488

Calhoun Creek State Forest offers 730 acres for recreational use.  Use caution, as hunting and trapping is permitted during certain times of the year.

The mission of CPF is to protect the historic, agricultural and natural resources in and around Cazenovia for the benefit of the community. CPF sponsors many community events, such as the popular walk among the spirits cemetery tour. Check the website for our schedule or info on visiting our 12+ miles of trails for hiking, biking and skiing.

This property totals over 9,400 acres in southeast Madison County and makes up the core area of the Brookfield Trail System, a highly acclaimed horse and snowmobile trail system. Watch for turkey, ruffed grouse and migratory songbirds.

Chenango Valley State Park

153 State Park Road
Route 369
Chenango Forks, NY 13746

(607) 648-5251

Athletic Field Basketball Beach Biking Boating Cabins Campsites Canoeing Concerts Cross Country Fishing Guide Hiking Horseshoes Ice Fishing Ice Skating Lake/Pond Museum Picnic Sledding Snack Bar Snow Shoes Softball Swimming Tobogganing Volleyball Rental
Cherry Valley State Forest

Kiniskern Road
Cherry Valley, NY 13320

(607) 547-4488

Cherry Valley State Forest offers 1,566 acres of recreational land in the towns of Cherry Valley and Roseboom.  

Recreational Activities at Cherry Valley State Forest

  • Hiking
Chittenango Falls State Park

5241 Gorge Rd.
Cazenovia, NY 13035

This 194-acre park has picnic areas, fishing, and hiking trails. The main feature of the park is a 167 foot waterfall formed 10,000 years ago. A trail winds from the top of the falls down to the bottom.

Decatur State Forest

Skinner Hill Rd
Worcester, NY 12197

(607) 547-4488

Decatur State Forest offers 582 acres for recreational use and is located in the towns of Decatur and Worcester.

Delta Lake State Park

8797 State Route 46
Rome, NY 13440

Deowongo Island

Canadarago Lake
Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Deowongo Island is the only island in Canadarago Lake, located in north central Otsego County. Well known by locals and visitors, Deowongo Island is an iconic treasure in the region that has a unique cultural and ecological history. Native Americans, traders, fishermen, botanists and tourists frequented the Island and Canadarago Lake that were along a popular travel route from the Mohawk Valley. Starting in June 2013, the public will be welcome to visit the island to engage in nature observation and low-impact recreational activities such as walking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing in our Conservation Areas.

Dorchester Park

5469 NY Route 26
1 mile north of Whitney Point
Triangle, NY 13862

Beach Boating - Rental Canoeing - Rental Cross Country Fishing Horseshoes Ice Fishing Lake/Pond Picnic Sailing - Rental Snow Shoes Swimming Volleyball
Exeter State Forest

County Highway 23
Schuyler Lake, NY 13457

(607) 547-4488

Exeter State Forest offers 1,957 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the town of Exeter.

Fairy Springs Park

Lake Road
221 County Highway 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326

A rustic shaded swimming area on Otsego Lake with lifeguards on duty during the season. Picnic tables and a pavilion.

Fetterley Forest Conservation Area is a 106-acre working forest with over 1 mile of trails. Recently entrusted to Otsego Land Trust and the community, OLT will continue the conservation legacy of the Fetterleys by using the property as a working forest preserve as they did. Fetterley Forest is a great place for friends and family to explore Panther Mountain, the scenic ridgeline overlooking Canadarago Lake.

The Finger Lakes Trail is a footpath for hikers which stretches 560 miles from the PA/NY border in Allegheny State Park to the Long Path in the Catskill Forest Preserve, crossing beautiful and remote areas of the Southern Tier of NYS. Information for obtaining detailed maps is on the website. The Finger Lakes Trail is connected to Madison County via the Link Trail.
Firemen's Field & Pavilion

Main St
Waterville, NY 13480

Five Points (County Forest #3)

Van Cleef Rd
Roseboom, NY 13450

(607) 547-4488

Five Points (County Forest #3) is 380 acres of land available for recreational use located in the towns of Westford and Roseboom.

Gaius Cook Memorial Park

189 Parks Road
Chenango Forks, NY 13746

Day use for fishing, boating, picnicking, play area for children, hiking, bird-watching

Gilbert Lake State Park offers year-round recreational opportunities.  Please note an entrance fee may apply.

Recreational Activities at Gilbert Lake State Park

  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Picnicking
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Fishing on Gilbert Lake

Known mostly for its trout, Gilbert Lake has provided some of the most impressive largemouth bass over the past several years.  It is stocked annually with approximately 700 rainbow trout (8-15" in length).  Ice fishing is prohibited, and has a daily limit of 3 trout.

Fish Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Golden Shiner
  • Creek Chub
  • White Sucker
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Pumpkinseed
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Yellow Perch

Hiking Access

From State Highway 205, turn at the flashing red light to th

Lake and 3 ponds in wooded terrain. 12+ miles of trails for hiking, skiing, snowmobiling & snowshoeing. Camping, playgrounds, frisbee-disc golf course, swimming, boating & fishing. The NYS Civilian Conservation Corps Museum is located within the Park.

Glimmerglass State Park overlooks beautiful Otsego Lake, nicknamed "Glimmerglass" by James Fenimore Cooper in his Leatherstocking Tales.  Open year-round, each season brings a multitude of outdoor recreational activities for visitors to the park.  During your visit, take time to tour Hyde Hall, a beautiful 50 room country house.  Please note an entrance fee may apply.

Rental facilities available includes picnic pavilion, two new conference rooms (up to 150 people). 

Recreational Activities at Glimmerglass State Park

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Picnicking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Tubing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and ice fishing are also available in the winter.

Fishing on Otsego Lake

Otsego Lake is 7.8 miles long and offers 20.3 miles of shoreline

Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary

State Highway 80
Springfield Center, NY 13468

(607) 547-4488

Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary, a wetland at the northwest end of Otsego Lake, is managed by the SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station for research and education.  It provides protection to rare plants and animals and helps maintain water quality in Otsego Lake.

Recreational Activities at Goodyear Swamp Sanctuary

  • Hiking


From Cooperstown, drive 8 miles north on State Highway 80 to The Glimmerglass Festival.  Park in the Festival parking lot on the west side of the highway and cross the highway to the south entrance of the Festival grounds.  Please do not park along this driveway.  Access from the lake is also available, via a forty-foot dock.


A system of trails and boardwalks provides a moderate walk of over .25 miles in which to observe more than 200 species of large vascular plants, thousands of invertebrate organisms, as well as waterfowl, fur-bearing mammals, amphibi

Greenwood Park

153 Greenwood Road
(off Route 26)
Lisle, NY 13797

GreenwoodThe 420-acre Greenwood Park sets a perfect scene for day on the cross-country ski trails. Pick up a pair of snowshoes or skis for just $5 per hour and enjoy 5.5 miles of well-groomed trails. Go ahead and bring a sled for some tobogganing. Amenities at Broome County’s first and oldest park include a warming room. Beach Boating - Rental Campsites – Rental Canoeing - Rental Cross Country - Rental Fishing Guide Hiking Horseshoes Ice Fishing Lake/Pond Picnic Sledding Snack Bar Snow Shoes Swimming Tobogganing Volleyball
Grippen Park

607 S. Grippen Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760

Athletic Field Basketball Fishing Horseshoes Picnic Snack Bar Softball
Hanna Park

1 Kennedy Plaza
Utica, NY 13502

Hartwick State Forest

St Hwy 205
Burlington Flats, NY 13315

(607) 547-4488

Hartwick State Forest consists of 1,242 acres of land available for recreational use and is located in the town of Burlington.

Hick State Forest

Perry Hill Road
Roseboom, NY 13450

(607) 547-4488

The 1,293 acres of R. Milton Hick Memorial State Forest include all stages of the cycle of forest management: mature mixed hardwoods, softwood plantations, young growth, and recent logging.

Recreational Activities at Hick State Forest

  • Hiking
  • Cross Country Skiing


From Pleasant Brook on State Highway 165, turn south on La Fleure Road.  At .3 miles, take a left fork onto Perry Hill Road and continue up a steep hill to the trailhead parking area on the right, at 1.8 miles from State HIghway 165.

In winter, an alternative route with gentler grades is often preferrable.  From County Highway 34, 3 miles north of Westford of 3.5 miles south of State Highway 165, turn north on Josclyn Road, which becomes Perry Hill Road, and continue 1 mile to the trailhead parking lot.  Most of La Fleure Road, which also bisects Hick State Forest, is not maintained in winter.


The Susq

Hinckley Reservoir

Off Route 365, 5 miles East of Hinckley
Hinckley, NY 13352

(315) 826-3800

Holland Patent Village Green

Main St, Rt 365
Holland Patent, NY 13354

(315) 865-8990

Honey Hill State Forest

Thompson Hill Road
Roseboom, NY 13450

(607) 547-4488

Honey Hill State Forest offers 1,017 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the town of Roseboom.

Hooker Mountain State Forest

Hooker Mountain Road
Westford & Maryland, NY 12116

(607) 547-4488

Hooker Mountain State Forest consists of 801 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the towns of Maryland and Westford.

Joe Griffo Green

West Dominick Street
Rome, NY 13440

Kirkland Town Park

Post St
Clinton, NY 13323

L. L. Bean

304 Towne Center Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066

L. L. Bean is a company dedicated to outdoor recreation and education. We offer an Outdoor Discovery School in Cazenovia where we host adventures in kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fly-casting and snowshoeing. We provide group outings to local recreational sites such as the Nelson Swamp Unique Area and Stony Pond is which we explore the local trails and parks. To see the different activities we are involved in and to join us, go to

Lakefront Park

1 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

If you're looking for that one-in-a-million "magic place," you'd be hard-pressed to find a better location than Lakefront Park in Cooperstown, NY. Only a few minute's walk from downtown Cooperstown, this peaceful, scenic haven is a great place to start or end your day -- or visit in between. This is the epitome of a relaxing place.  Home of the Cooperstown Lakefront Concert Series - check out their summer schedule.

A hiking trail linking natural, cultural, and historic resources in Central New York, provides a connection between the Finger Lakes Trail and the Old Erie Canal Park in Canastota, only a few segments are still under construction. Attractions include Muller Hill State Forest, The Tioughnioga Wildlife Management Area, the Nelson Swamp Unique Area, the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The trail includes connections with the local Cazenovia Preservation Foundation Trail System and a major segment south of Canastota.

Lock 20 Canal Park

Lock 20, Rt. 49
Marcy, NY 13403

Lordsland Preserve

Doc Ahlers Road
Roseboom, NY 13450

(607) 547-4488

Private, 80-acre parcel owned by The Nature Conservancy with two trails, each about three-quarters of a mile long. The west trail, with red trail-markers, offers xc skiing, provides open views of the beaver ponds and the surrounding wetland and rewarding birding and autumn hiking. The east trail marked with blue trailmarkers, is steeper. Exploring the preserve on snowshoes will also provide a nice outing.

Maple Valley State Forest

Elmore Road
Westford, NY 13488

(607) 547-4488

Maple Valley State Forest offers 801 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the towns of Westford and Decatur.

Milford State Forest

State Land Road
Milford, NY 13807

(607) 547-4488

Milford State Forest offers 512 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the towns of Laurens and Milford.

Mt. Hope features; 65 acres of land for fishing, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and camping. Mt. Hope was home to OneidaÕs first swimming hole back in the 1940Õs and 1950Õs.

Murnane Field

Cor.Sunset Ave & Burrstone Rd
Utica, NY 13502

NY Recreation Web Map

P O Box 525
Herkimer, NY 13350

Print hiking maps & biking maps with nearby amenities. Trail descriptions and elevation profiles are provided for many of the trails in the accompanying .pdf documents. Find lodging and dining establishments, shopping and much more within your day's destination or vacation home away from home. Numerous search options are provided. You can link through to our participating businesses' websites within the map.

Nathaniel Cole Park

1674 Colesville Road
Harpursville, NY 13787

Athletic Field Beach Boating - Rental Canoeing - Rental Cross Country Fishing Guide Hiking Horseshoes Ice Fishing Lake/Pond Picnic Snack Bar Snow Shoes Softball Swimming Volleyball
Nelson Swamp Unique Area

Stone Quarry Rd.
Cazenovia, NY 13035

The Nelson Swamp Unique Area is located in the west central section of Madison County within the Townships of Nelson, Cazenovia and Fenner. Nelson Swamp is an exhibit of unique and uncommon environmental values within the rapidly changing landscape of Central New York. The 0.7-mile Nelson Swamp Interpretive Trail provides opportunities for people with disabilities to access a northern white cedar swamp and learn about its natural and cultural history.

Nichols Pond County Park

Nichols Pond Rd.
Canastota, NY 13032

Set on the historic site of an Oneida Indian Village and recognized as the site of the 1615 Champlain-Oneida Battleground. There are 45 acres with nature trails for hiking and winter activities, an observation deck overlooking a wetland habitat, interpretive signs, pavilions and a picnic site with grills. The park is a great location to observe the Fenner Wind Power Project.

Old Erie Canal State Park

Lakeport Rd.
Chittenango, NY 13037

(315) 687-7821

The towpath runs the entire length of the county and provides opportunities for fishing, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and canoeing. The forested land adjacent to the canal is a mixture of hardwoods and conifers and is home to many species of wildlife.

Oneida Lake

Main St & Rt. 49
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

Oquaga Creek State Park

5995 County Highway 20
5 miles south of Masonville
Bainbridge, NY 13733

(607) 467-4160

Oquaga Creek State Park is a 1,385-acre state park in Broome, Delaware, and Chenango counties, New York. The park is partially in the Town of Masonville and partly in the Town of Sanford. Broome County Road 241 passes through the park. camping: Open: Mid May - Mid Oct 90 tents (can also use campers); 5 cabins (no water or electric) Basketball Beach Biking Boating Cabins - Rental Campsites Canoeing Concerts Cross Country Fishing Fitness Trail Hiking Horseshoes Ice Fishing Ice Skating Lake/Pond Picnic Sledding Snack Bar Snow Shoes Swimming Tobogganing Volleyball
Otsego Land Trust

101 Main Street, Pioneer Alley
P.O. Box 173
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Otsego Land Trust preserves the distinctive rural character of the Otsego Region in Central New York by maintaining the natural and cultural legacy handed down through generations. OLT protects healthy lands and clean waters by working with private landowners to legally conserve their lands into perpetuity and by acquiring lands to open to the public. OLT maintains several Conservation Areas, where the public is welcome to engage in quiet, unobtrusive nature observation and low-impact recreational activities such as walking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Otsiningo Park

1 Otsiningo Park
Binghamton, NY 13901

Athletic Field Biking Cross Country Fishing Guide Hiking Lake/Pond Picnic Snack Bar Snow Shoes Softball Volleyball
Oxbow Falls County Park

6919 Oxbow Rd.
Canastota, NY 13032

This county park is set on 125 acres of woodland, streams, and rugged terrain with a beautiful 100 foot waterfall. Located on the northern edge of the Helderberg Escarpment, it offers panoramic views stretching across Oneida Lake to Lake Ontario. Enjoy the ball field, hiking trails and New York State's only 18 hole disc golf course.

The Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail were dedicated to honor a local nurseryman and former County Legislator, Parker F. Scripture. The Nature Trail, Gardens and the Extension Offices encompass approximately 15 acres of land owned by Oneida County.

Come and view the Extension Gardens (seasonal), Butterfly House (seasonal), Beehives, and Woodland Nature Trail throughout the year. The gardens are designed and maintained by Master Gardener Volunteers. The gardens feature Perennial plants including an extensive Daylily Garden, All-America Selections Annual Display Garden, Vegetable Garden, Planters, Cottage Garden, Herb Garden, and Water Garden.We are developing a Pet Therapy area as well as a Children's educational area. Public Gardening Classes and youth field trip opportunities are available please contact the Extension office at 736-3394 for more information on classes and fees.The grounds are opened dawn to dusk, free of charge seven days a week.

Parkway Recreation Center

220 Memorial Parkway
Utica, NY 13502

Pixley Falls State Park

State Route 46
Boonville, NY 13309

Plainfield State Forest

Adams Pond Road
Burlington Flats, NY 13315

(607) 547-4488

Plainfield State Forest offers 1,403 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the towns of Plainfield and Unadilla Forks.

Proctor Park

Culver Avenue
Utica, NY 13501

Remsen Town Park

10565 Steuben St
Remsen, NY 13438

Behind the Post Office

Robert V. Riddell State Park

State Highway 28
Oneonta, NY 13820

Robert V. Riddell State Park is located off Exit 17 of I-88 near the City of Oneonta. The park consists of over 1,000 acres of agricultural fields, deciduous and coniferous forests. Schenevus Creek, a popular Class A trout stream that leads to the Susquehannah River, crosses the northern parcel of the park.

Recreational Activities at Robert V. Riddell State Park

  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking 
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
Rome Sand Plains

4807 Hogsback Road
Rome, NY 13440

(315) 866-6330

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Root Glen Gardens

Hamilton College Campus
Clinton, NY 13323

Roseboom State Forest

Roseboom Hill Road
Cooperstown, NY 13326

(607) 547-4488

Roseboom State Forest offers 630 acres for recreational use and is located in the town of Middlefield.

Roundtop Picnic Area

1 Roundtop Park Street
Endicott, NY 13760


See website for locations

Sherrill Park

377 Sherrill Rd
Sherrill, NY 13461

Sherrillbrook Park

Route 12
New Hartford, NY 13413

Sleeping Lion Trail

1527 County Highway 31
Cooperstown, NY 13326

(607) 547-8662

Seen from the south, Mount Wellington, on the eastern shore of Otsego Lake, is said to resemble a sleeping lion. The loop trail that climbs it from Glimmerglass State Park is about 2.5 miles long, marked with orange paint blazes. This trail offers a lovely forested walk through magestic white pines, hemlocks and hardwoods. A good trail for snowshoeing. The park offers cross-country ski trails and other recreational facilities. An entrance fee may apply.

Snowbird Lake

Snowbird Lake Road W
Forestport, NY 13338

South Hill State Forest

Daevnport Road
Maryland, NY 12116

South Hill State Forest lies on the top of the ridge straddling Otsego and Delaware counties. Its 521 acres offers pleasant excursions in any season and is ideally suited to cross-country skiing, especially for beginners. There are no marked trails, but the wide, well-maintained access roads are easily followed and offer easy walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Spring Park

State Highway 20 & Church Street
Richfield Springs, NY 13439

Well-known for its signature clock and venerable bandstand, the curious visitor can still taste the famous sulphur water from the fountain in Spring Park in the relaxed country village of Richfield Springs.

Stittville Volunteer Fire Department

9069 Main Street
Stittville, NY 13469

Welcome to Stoney Pond State Forest. The 1,469 acres offers visitors an opportunity to view a range of different flora and fauna. The State Forest is a blend hard and soft woods. The 13 mile-long Nordic Ski Trail is an important part of multiple use management of the forest. The trails wind through both natural forests and plantations and around Stoney Pond. Most trails are designed for skiers with a beginner or intermediate skill level.

Susquehanna River Park Trail

Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway
Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 547-4488

The Susquehanna River Park Trail, located in the City of Oneonta, is the first section of the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway to be completed. A full circuit of the loop trail offers two miles of easy, flat walking or cross-country skiing. Interpretive markers, keyed to a leaflet obtainable at the trailhead enhance the experience educational. The trail was largely built by volunteer labor recruited by the Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Committee.

Susquehanna State Forest

County Highway 35
Milford, NY 13807

(607) 547-4488

Susquehanna State Forest offers 422 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the town of Milford.

Texas School House State Forest

Jones Road
Garrattsville, NY 13342

(607) 547-4488

Texas School House State Forest consists of 1,245 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the town of New Lisbon.

Download 15 maps of hiking trails in and around Madison County.
Trenton Falls Scenic Trails

Trenton Falls Road off State Route 28
Barneveld, NY 13304

Public access on limited seasonal basis; check website or call for details.

Utica Marsh

Barnes Avenue
Utica, NY 13502


Valley View Walking Trails

298 Sheep-Pen Road
Unadilla, NY 13849

(607) 563-3459

Nature trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or mountain biking. Scenic trails with lookout points. Closed during hunting season. Snowshoe rentals available.

Verona Beach State Park

6541 Lake Shore Road South
Verona Beach, NY 13162

Wagner Farm State Forest

Cove Brook Rd
Gilbertsville, NY 13776

(607) 547-4488

Wagner Farm State Forest consists of 458 acres of land for recreational use and is located in the town of Butternuts.

Westmoreland Fire House

Station Road
Westmoreland, NY 13490

Whaupaunaucau State Forest

North Norwich, NY


1,187 acres of trails that are available for X-country skiing and hiking. Fishing is also available on Jeffrey's Pond, a 10-acre impoundment

Located near downtown Oneonta, the upper level of this park can be accessed via Center Street and has a large picnic pavilion, basketball court, modern playground structure and the beautiful Applebaugh Gardens. The lower level is accessed via Spruce Street and includes a small picnic pavilion, Briggs Swimming Pool, the George Waddington Tennis Courts, handball courts, and two multi-use practice fields. Intermingled throughout Wilber Park's 56 acres are a host of quiet walking and biking trails.