NY State Forests and Wildlife Management areas, of which there are 132, are spread throughout the Finger Lakes. Check the New York State Department of Environmental Conservatation website www.dec.ny.gov/ for more information.
The Finger Lakes National Forest is the only national forest in the State of New York. Located in northeastern Schuyler & southern Seneca counties, this large tract of land offers visitors several types of recreation all year, including hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobile riding, nature watching, hunting & fishing. The Finger Lakes National Forest offers the Blueberry Patch Campground, the Backbone Horse Campground and the Potomac Group Campground. For more information, check www.fs.fed.us/r9/gmfl.
To reserve a NYS Park campsite or cabin, dial 800-456-CAMP or check the website www.nysparks.com.