Hiking The Green Lakes State Park

The 23rd most popular hiking trail in New York.

East of Syracuse and northeast of Fayetteville, the Green Lakes State Park has 20 miles of trails shared by hikers, bikers and cross country skiers. The trails loop around both lakes, which were carved by water flowing off glaciers. These meromictic lakes are deep with distinct water layers forming the intense blue-green color. Beyond the lakes, the trails pass through mature upland hardwood forests.

To reach the trailhead from Syracuse, follow US481 to Exit 3. Head east on SR 5 towards Fayettville. In Fayetteville, turn left heading north on S257 (it merges with SR290) for about 4 miles. The park entrance is on the right.

Overall, Green Lakes State Park is the 23rd most popular hiking trail of all 49 hikes in New York.

Green Lakes State Park Hiking Map

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Local Contact(s):  GLSP (315) 634-6111; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking New York" from Rhonda Ostertag

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nysparks.com/parks/

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Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  14463

Green Lakes State Park Hiking Map

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