Physical Activities Around New York State - Hiking

Statewide

New York Hiking Trail Finder
New York trails to hike-customizable site to find hikes that are just right for you: http://www.nynjtc.org/view/hike_ny?gclid=CKON1Zm9jrYCFeZFMgodHVkAew

Trails.com
Find a hiking trail by entering your zip code:
http://www.trails.com/

Hiking Clubs all Over New York
http://www.hikingandbackpacking.com/newyorkclubs.html

New York State Hiking Trail Finder
http://www.slackpacker.com/map_ny.html

I Love New York State Hikes
Experience New York the way explorers have for centuries:
https://www.iloveny.com/things-to-do/outdoor-adventures/hiking/

Adirondacks

Hiking the Adirondacks-The 46 High Peaks
An extensive guide to hiking trails in the Adirondacks:
http://www.adirondacks.com/hiking.html

Adirondack Hiking Trails
Adirondack hiking guide offers information on hiking trails in the Adirondacks, including popular hikes on mountains overlooking the Lake George New York Region:
www.adirondack.net/hiking

Capital/Saratoga Region

Hiking Mates of the Capital Region
Meet up with others for group hikes:
http://www.meetup.com/hikingmates/

Capital Hiking Club
Hiking options that challenge all skill levels:
http://capitalhikingclub.org/home.aspx

Capital District Family Friendly Hikes
All of these hikes are suitable for young children, although they are not stroller-friendly:
http://www.capitaldistrictfun.com/more-fun/capital-district-family-friendly-hikes/

Central/Southern Tier

Triple Cities Hiking Club
The Triple Cities Hiking Club has been active since 1947 in promoting access to hiking destinations in New York's Southern Tier and beyond:
http://triplecitieshikingclub.org/

Hiking in Steuben County
http://cnyhiking.com/SteubenCounty.htm

Hudson Valley

Hike the Hudson Valley
Step-by-step trail guides to 55 (and counting) of the best hikes in the area:
http://hikethehudsonvalley.com/

Hudson Valley Hikers
http://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/

Bear Mountain State Park
Bear Mountain State Park is situated in rugged mountains rising from the west bank of the Hudson River. The park features a large play field, shaded picnic groves, lake and river fishing access, a swimming pool, trailside museums and zoo, hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails:
http://nysparks.com/parks/13/details.aspx

Long Island

Long Island Hikes
This is a site for the causal hiker who enjoys walking, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Long Island:
http://www.longislandhikes.com/

Hike Long Island
Hike the Sunken Forest in the ocean dunes or the rare Dwarf Pine Plains in the Pine Barrens region; explore the Greenbelt Trail or bluff-top hikes with water views:
http://www.discoverlongisland.com/things/golf_sports_outdoors/

NYC

New York City Day Hiking
Here you will find detailed information about many day hikes in the Greater New York City area:
http://www.nycdayhiking.com/

New York City Hiking Meet-up Group
Hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering, and skating, etc., anywhere near New York City:
http://www.meetup.com/The-New-York-City-Hiking-Meetup-Group/

New York City Day Hiking
Here you will find detailed information about many day hikes in the Greater New York City area:
http://www.nycdayhiking.com/

Western NY/Rochester/Buffalo

Hiking Trails in Western NY
http://wnyhikes.com/index.php

Genesee Valley Hiking Club
https://www.meetup.com/gvhghikes/

Rochester Hiking
Here are some of the more popular Rochester hiking trails that you might consider the next time you want to get some fresh air, exercise, and take in the sights of the Genesee Valley and Finger Lakes region:
http://rochesterhiking.com/

Hiking Meetups in Buffalo
http://hiking.meetup.com/cities/us/ny/buffalo/

Allison Wells Ney Nature Trail
Chautauqua Rails to Trails (CR2T) is a non-profit corporation whose reason for existence is to acquire, develop, and maintain multi-purpose recreational trails for public use on or near abandoned railroad rights of way. CR2T provides safe, attractive trails for non-motorized trail users:
http://chaurtt.org/

Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park is referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The 600-foot cliffs, gorges, and waterfalls make the park a great fall destination.  
http://nysparks.com/parks/79/details.aspx

Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park was approved in 2011 and was named a National Recreational Trail in June 2014:
http://www.fogvg.org/index.php