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North Country Trail
in Central New York


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The North Country Trail section within Central New York runs from Watkins Glen to Forestport.  Forestport is the gateway to the Adirondacks.  The North Country Trail (NCT) shares the path with the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) up until Cuyler Hill State Forest. The trail is blazed white instead of the normal NCT blue during most of this stretch of the NCT.

The NCT blazes are finally BLUE beginning north of Cuyler Hill State Forest.  In Tioughnioga WMA the NCT leaves the FLTC trail system and follows trail supported by the local chapter of the North Country Trail Association hiking club, the NCTA CNY Chapter.  The trail starts to follow the Old Erie Canal in Canastota until it reaches Rome. As you approach Rome, the North Country Trail passes the historical Erie Canal Village.  In Rome, the trail passes through Fort Stanwix National Monument.  North of Rome the NCT follows the old Black River Canal up to Forestport, NY.

New sections of the NCT within central New York are still being created. Look below for links that'll give you detailed descriptions, maps and photos to help you plan your adventure on the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Sections of the North Country Trail in Central New York

Watkins Glen State Park Finger Lakes National Forest Texas Hollow State Forest
Connecticut Hill WMA Robert Treman State Park Sweedler Preserve
Danby State Forest Shindagin State Forest Potato Hill State Forest
Hammond Hill State Forest Kennedy State Forest Tuller Hill State Forest
Hoxie Gorge State Forest Baker School House State Forest Taylor Valley State Forest
Cuyler Hill State Forest Maxon Creek State Forest Morgan Hill State Forest
Highland Forest DeRuyter State Forest New Woodstock-Tioughnioga WMA
Stone Quarry-Nelson Swamp Cazenovia Section Perryville Section
Canastota Section Canastota to Durhamville State Bridge to Lock 21
Lock 21 to Erie Canal Village Erie Canal Village to Fort Stanwix Fort Stanwix to Rome Fish Hatchery
Rome Fish Hatchery to Pixley Falls SP Pixley Falls SP to Boonville Boonville to Forestport
Forestport to ADK Blue Line NCT in the Adirondacks NCT Mile by Mile in NY

Waterfalls in Hemlock Glen along the North Country Trail in Morgan Hill State Forest
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