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Hiking & Biking Trails

Hiking trails in Oneonta, NY


Nature’s bounty surrounds us. It imbues us with calm. It moves us to daily appreciation of flora and fauna. It keeps our lives, our trials and tribulations in proper perspective.

Many find satisfaction in the observation of nature as it intersects the paths of daily life in Oneonta. Others seek a more direct connection.

For those, there are many opportunities to hike, bike and otherwise engage in a more immersing experience.

A great resource for hikers looking for trail maps can be found here, and bikers can find some great trails here.



Wilber Park:
Quite a few easy trails through relatively thick woods. Lots of interesting man-made embellishments.

Located in the City of Oneonta. Off Spruce Street.

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The Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway: This trail is a labor of love for those who maintain and continue its expansion. When completed it will follow the Susquehanna River for approximately 6-miles from the West End, through the City and out to Fortin Park in the east end of Oneonta

Take I-88 to Exit 13, Route 205 to Silas Lane (the Transfer Station). Look for signs.

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Fortin Park: Formerly an airfield, this park features wide pastures, various playing fields, children’s play sets and picnic areas. It has 2 long paths for hiking, skiing and the like. The longer of the 2 paths accesses the creek and river.

Robert V. Riddell State Park: An increasing number of easy to moderate trails through acres of forested woodlands, wide fields and along the Schenevus Creek.

Take I-88 to Exit 17, proceed on Rt 28 N, look for a short, dead end road, about a mile on the right.

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Pine Lake: Hartwick College’s Environmental Campus. Public memberships are welcomed. Many wonderful, moderately difficult hiking trails. Swimming, boating and more.

From Oneonta, take Route 23 to Pindars Corners. Turn left. Make hard right at Davenport Center to Charlotte Creek Road. Follow for a few miles. Pine Lake is on your right.

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Audubon Sanctuary: Located on Franklin Mountain this is a must for nature lovers. Lots of easy to moderate trails, all of which eventually end at the “lookout” where the views are spectacular and bird watching is the name of the game.

From Oneonta, take old Southside Drive to Swart Hollow Road. Follow the signs and CAREFUL driving!

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