Nature’s Attractive Force
Forged by huge glaciers that carved their way through the state millions of years ago, many of Central New York’s winding country roads lead to waterfalls, rivers and mountains.
With more than 3,945 hiking trails and 180 state parks to choose from, natural attractions entice residents and visitors to take a deep breath of fresh air and explore the outdoors. Few states have as wide a range of scenery and breadth of outdoor adventure options as New York. Nestled between mountain ranges and home to lakes and forest views, Central New York is known for its hiking atmosphere.
Taughannock Falls State Park in Trumansburg is a hiking area plenty of visitors flock to. At 215 feet, it is the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains and offers 750 acres of scenery. Another wonder in Central New York is Tinker Falls in Tully, which is located just 22 miles from Syracuse and offers a 7.5-mile trail and a waterfall.