New York’s Finger Lakes span approximately 9,000 square miles, covering nearly six million acres of rolling hills, still lakes, racing creeks, and historic villages. There are many ways to explore this vast, undeniably picturesque landscape, including bicycling, kayaking, boating, birding, or backpacking. However, the preferred method of exploration for guests here at luxurious Belhurst Castle is a good, old-fashioned hiking expedition. It’s no secret that the Finger Lakes hiking scene is dotted with jaw-dropping waterfalls, but don’t overlook this region’s dense forestry, curious wildlife, and long-forgotten railways. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all.
A 20-Stop Finger Lakes Hiking Guide
This 20-stop Finger Lakes hiking guide is jam-packed with creekside climbs, up-close-and-personal waterfalls, dramatic valley lookouts, and isolated railway strolls. Spirited adventurers will love the gradual inclines of both Onanda Park (Uplands Hiking Trail) and Tannery Creek. Timeless classics, such as Letchworth State Park (the “Grand Canyon of the East”), Watkins Glen, and Taughannock Falls, are sure to be the highlights of this full-week Finger Lakes hiking expedition. That being said, countless hidden gems made this semi-comprehensive Geneva hiking guide, including Keuka Lake, Montezuma, and the always-entrancing Ontario Pathway. Click the links below to start planning your long-awaited escape into the heart of New York.
- Bishop Nature Preserve, Waterloo
- Ontario Pathway, Stanley
- Sampson State Park, Romulus
- Keuka Lake Outlet Trail, Penn Yan
- Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Seneca Falls
- Conklin Gully, Naples
- Uplands Hiking Trail, Canandaigua
- Indian Trail Loop, Watkins Glen
- Grimes Glen, Naples
- Tannery Creek, Naples
- Great Gully, Union Springs
- Taughannock Falls, Trumansburg
- Ontario County Park, Naples
- Wesley Hill Nature Preserve, Naples
- Cascadilla Falls, Ithaca
- Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca
- Five Falls Loop, Moravia
- Rim and Gorge Trail, Ithaca
- Letchworth Gorge, Castile
Luxury Castles in New York
But, of course, you didn’t travel all the way to peaceful Geneva, NY, to just trek through the region’s lush wilderness on a handful of the prettiest Finger Lakes hiking trails. After all, there’s too much beauty, sophistication, and elegance to ignore nestled along the western banks of Seneca Lake. Belhurst Castle not only boasts marvelous architecture and an abundance of historical significance, but the estate features many glamorous amenities, such as gourmet cuisine, an award-winning winery, and an indulgent spa. To learn more about our particularly breathtaking slice of the Finger Lakes, please give us a call today at 315-781-0201.