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Discover Amazing Trails

Lace up your hiking boots or grab your bike to experience, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors on one of Cayuga County’s well groomed parks and trails.  You will find easy trails less than two miles long along old railroad beds that wind through woods, wetlands and farmlands to more challenging trails that take you through thirteen miles of forest.  Walking and hiking not only promote physical well-being but also provide a mental respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life it is a great activity for all ages.

Enjoy a little history along the trail when you travel the Erie Canal Recreational Trail that follows an historic towpath or on the meandering trail through Montezuma Canal Heritage Park where you can view the magnificent Richmond Aqueduct, the second largest aqueduct on the Erie Canal.  Explore the Flats, nestled within the Owasco Flats is the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve, open to the public from dusk to dawn. Here you can hike, bike, canoe/kayak , fish or just relax and watch for wildlife. Another amazing place to visit is the newly renovated Sterling Nature Center click here to view the trails.

Walk your dog (on leash), cross-country ski, ride your ATV, horseback ride, bike ride or even snowmobile through Cayuga County while enjoying the great outdoors.  Don’t forget to bring the camera (or smart phone!) and don’t forget to tag use #cayuga_tourism.


As you head off on your next adventure on one of the many trails in Cayuga County we challenge you take some photos. Share your photo and be entered for a chance to win an amazing bag full of local swag.


Cayuga County has, over 65 miles of multi-use trails with some of the most breath taking and abundant natural scenery!

Flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are singing, spring has finally arrived! Time to grab your walking shoes, clean the cobwebs off your bike and hit the trails and parks.

Young boy in a red vest holding a fishing rod and Fashioning on a lake

During the springtime, fishing for non-game fish can be exceptional. Fish such as suckers, bullhead, catfish, carp and others infiltrate shallow areas to feed and to spawn. 

Visit the Cayuga County website for more information about the Parks and Trails in Cayuga County.

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