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Finger Lakes National Forest

5218 State Route 414

Hector, NY 14841


The Finger Lakes National Forest is approximately 16,212 acres and lies on a ridge-called "The Backbone" between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. New York State's only National Forest, this multi-use land is reminiscent of western national forests with a great deal of open land and free-ranging cattle. The forest has over 30 miles of interconnecting trails that traverse gorges, ravines, pastures and woodlands. The forest is managed to provide a diversity of native forestlands, shrublands and grasslands, including areas of native older forests, diverse wildlife habitats, quality recreation areas and forage for livestock.