Finger Lakes National Forest

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Finger Lakes National Forest

Address:5218 SR 414
Hector, NY 14841

Size: 16,118 acres.
Location:Lies on a ridge between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Accessible by I-90 and I-81; VT 17.
Facilities:Visitor center, 3 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (30+ miles).
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, blueberry picking.
Special Features:Includes 12-mile Interloken National Recreation Trail. Five acres of forest are managed for blueberry production; apples, raspberries, and other fruits are also abundant. During the summer, cattle is allowed to graze on forest property to help create habitat for the tiny Henslow sparrow, a bird found in very few places in the world.

See other parks in New York.
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Finger Lakes National Forest - 16,212 acres mostly on a ridge between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in western New York - is the only national forest in New York and the second-smallest national forest in the country.
What they find when they reach Finger Lakes National Forest is an environment created almost by accident.
Forest Service, and in 1985, it became Finger Lakes National Forest, operated as an administrative unit of Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont.
"The landscape is beautiful," she says of Finger Lakes National Forest, which she had never visited until she started riding with Painted Bar.
Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests Youth Conservation Corps: The forest will host a residential crew of teenagers from the Lexington School for the Deaf to work on restoration projects and learn about wilderness practices in Vermont and New York.

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