Finger Lakes National Forest


 Positioned along the ridges between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, the Finger Lakes National Forest offers scenic beauty and unlimited recreational opportunities any season of the year.  Whether you are a hiker, cross country skier, camper, fishing or hunting enthusiast, snowmobiler, horseback rider, mountain biker, or wildlife watcher, the Forest can provide the recreational experience you are seeking!     The Finger Lakes National Forest is a four-season recreation experience. The most popular season is autumn when the trees and pastures are ablaze with color.  Autumn is also very popular for hunting in the woods and brush lands of the forest.  Summer is popular for camping, hiking, horseback riding, bicycling, and fishing.  Winter brings out cross country skiers, snowmobiles, and snowshoe enthusiasts.  In spring, the Forest bursts forth from the grip of winter with emerging leaves on the trees, bird flyway activity, and numerous wildflowers that are visible along many of the Forest trails and pastures. The first fishing days are enjoyed by a lot of people. Mud season is usually short but intense. Going "off-road" and hiking on wet trails is not encouraged during this time.      Recreation Opportunity Guides









FS - USDA Forest Service

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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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