Hiking in Oneida County, New York
Located in the Central New York (CNY) region of NY Sate, Oneida County is home to a vibrant and diverse hiking trail system. The county boasts access to the largest inland lake in the state (Oneida Lake). Another noteworthy hiking tidbit that county can claim is that it also has portions of the famous Adirondack Park and Tug Hill Plateau within its borders.
From the privately funded Black River Environmental Improvement Association trails in the northern part of the county to the trails along Oneida Lake in the West, there are countless hiking opportunities in this portion of Central NY.
The area is known for its abundant snowfall and copious waterways including a portion of the world-renowned Erie Canal. A part of the 4,600 mile “North Country National Scenic Trail” also travels through this part of NY State along both the Erie Canal Towpath and the Black River Canal Towpath. This national trail runs all the way from Crown Point, NY to North Dakota and is the longest continual hiking trail in the United States.
In addition to trail hiking in Oneida County, many visitors also enjoy the historic sites in the area such as the Oriskany Battlefield, Ft. Stanwix National Monument and the Steuben Memorial Historic Site.
Check out the map below for some highlights of the area and be sure to book some time to overnight in this beautiful portion of the state at one of the area lodging facilities.
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