Outdoors / Recreation

The Great Outdoors

For adventurous types, an abundance of outdoor recreational activities are ready for you to conquer, including hiking, biking, fishing and even scuba diving!  With three state parks, well-groomed trails, nature preserves and three state forests, the opportunities are many to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.

Your outdoor adventure can follow the historic canal towpath of the Erie Canal on the Erie Canal Recreational Trail while you hike, bike, horseback ride, cross-country ski or snowmobile your way through history. The Montezuma Canal Heritage Park also provides scenic venues along its walking trails that take you to the magnificent Richmond Aqueduct, the second largest aqueduct on the Erie Canal.  It’s worth the hike!

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