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This website was created to assist fellow hikers find maps and information on hiking trails in Central New York as well as many other places such as the Adirondacks and the Catskills. You'll find maps and trail information on the North Country Trail, Link Trail, Northville-Placid Trail, Bristol Hills Trail, Conservation Trail, Finger Lakes Trail and even the Appalachian Trail as well as other great trails & hikes. Look above for many links to help kick start and plan your next outdoor adventure! Look below for links to our latest additions and updates to the website. Tell your friends about us!
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It's December in Central New York! There is snow on the ground and the frigid weather has many trails icy. Do you know your local hunting seasons? Do you have bright color/blaze if you're hiking during hunting season? It is currently deer hunting season in much of New York state.
The days are much colder and the nights are getting very frigid, so be sure you have warm clothes on your hike. Weather can be very unpredictable, so be prepared for anything! What's the weather going to be like during your hike? Will you have enough water for your hike? Do you have something warm if you get cold on your hike?
Be sure to check yourself for ticks!
Be wary of high grass and use our tips below. You can minimize your chances of exposure to ticks by following a few simple steps:
- stay toward the center of trails and away from brush and high grass
- tuck pant legs inside socks and/or wear gaiters
- wear light-colored clothing (makes spotting ticks easier)
- use insect repellant (at least 40% deet) and don't forget to spray your pants, socks and boots as well.
- search all those places that ticks love to hide: in your hair, under your arms, between your legs, behind the knees, and even in your belly button
- Put your clothes in the dryer, and tumble them on high heat
Be sure to check your pets as well for ticks. Contact your health care provider if you find any attached to you.
What if you get lost and have to stay overnight in the woods? Are you prepared for a cold, dark night in the woods? Does someone know your hiking route plan? The nights are getting cooler, be sure to pack something warm just in case! You just never know.
Be safe. Be prepared. It might save your life! Carry a day pack complete with plenty of food and water. You could also bring extra clothing, rain coat, map and compass, first-aid kit, flashlight/headlamp, sun glasses, sun-block protection, ensolite pads, a stove and extra fuel, and bivy sack or space blankets. Matches?
Be safe while on your outdoor adventure. Be prepared out on the trails. Know how much daylight you have and how long your hike will take! Are you prepared for a night in the forest? Would you be ready? What's in your backpack? You can never be too prepared, even with a short hike.
Our handheld GPS that we use while on the trails gives the sunset for the location we are at. Its a nice extra feature the Garmin eTrex Vista HCX has. Don't forget the extra batteries for your GPS and your flashlight! If using a GPS, don't forget to mark your parking area and/or start of your hike with a waypoint!!! If you don't have a GPS in your vehicle, then we recommend buying one! Check out this top selling Garmin nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps (US) for your vehicle. We list many GPS coordinates for parking areas and trailheads that come in handy when finding the start of your hike!
Use our Hiking Safety webpage to help you plan for a safe hiking adventure. Hike with your dog? We always have Scrappy our dog on a leash when ever we are hiking. You should too! You certainly don't want to find out what happens when your dog runs into a porcupine!
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Here are some tips to be prepared on your hiking/backpacking/camping adventure -->
- Wrap some duct tape on your hiking pole so you have it available for any emergency!
- Throw some dryer lint in a zip lock baggie to use as a fire starter. Don't forget matches!
- Do you have hand or foot warmers in your backpack? Even in the summer!
- Do you have enough water? What about a high energy snack?
- Did you tell someone your hiking plans and when to expect you?
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This website was meant as a guide to assist fellow outdoor enthusiasts choose and plan their hiking adventures. This website does not guarantee that all this information is 100% correct and can not guarantee your safety on the trails. You hike at your own risk and no one from this website is liable for any property loss or damage, personal injury, or any unfortunate death that may result from accessing or hiking any trails described on this website.
Please be aware that hiking can result in injuries, sometimes serious. If your not careful on your hike or not properly prepared, it can be a matter of life or death in some instances. This website is not affiliated to any trail or hiking club.