The Finger Lakes is the perfect vacation destination for anyone who loves to be outside. Choose from a wide variety of gorgeous state parks with adventurous trails and stunning waterfalls. You can admire all the natural beauty while riding along winding bike trails in Finger Lakes. The scenery is especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Before you ride around the lakes, take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It includes all the best restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor recreation in the Finger Lakes region.
The Best Bike Trails in the Finger Lakes
Seneca Lake Bike Trails
Start at the Lakeshore Park in Geneva at the northern tip of Seneca Lake and make your way around 78 miles of moderate terrain. The loop around the entire lake will take you through towns including Hector, Lodi, Watkins Glen, and Ovid.
You can also take the Seneca Lake Mountain Bike Loop on the western side of the lake, near Himrod. This trail is just short of 20 miles, and you can encounter a gorgeous waterfall.
Or, take the Catherine Valley Trail, which follows a railway and canal from Pine Valley to Seneca Lake. The majority of the nearly 13-mile trail is wooded, with small sections of pavement. Along the way, you’ll cycle past the roaring Montour Falls and other fascinating landmarks. Watkins Glen State Park also has some great trails to explore.
Cayuga Lake Bike Trails
Start and end in Ithaca when you make a round along the Cayuga Lake trail. Enjoy water views for most of the 101-mile loop! It’s a popular route for people who have some experience biking.
Or, you can take the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. This trail is 5.5 miles and takes you along the southern tip of the lake in Ithaca. The circuit is also great for hiking and spotting wildlife!
Love cycling, but also love wine? Combine the two and go on a Wine Country Bike Tour. A support van will come along to carry the wines you buy from four or five wineries. Then, have lunch and snacks on the trails. You don’t need to bring food or a bike, because the tour covers it all for you.
Keuka Lake Bike Trails
Ride around the Keuka Lake bike trail for 44 miles of gorgeous lake views and fantastic wineries. There is a hiking and biking path that was once the Crooked Lake Canal, which connected the Keuka Lake to the Seneca Lake before 1870.
Take the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail through Penn Yan to Dresden, and breeze past stunning waterfalls and old mills.
Recharge with Finger Lakes Premier Properties
When it’s time to put your wheels in park, relax in a luxury Finger Lakes Premier Properties rental. Our high-quality properties are conveniently located along several of the Finger Lakes so that you can be close to the best biking trails and other popular attractions.
Stay in Luna’s Landing for the ultimate Finger Lakes getaway. This vacation rental is located along the rolling hills leading to Cayuga Lake. Book this wonderful vacation home to be close to fantastic wineries, Ithaca attractions, and historic Seneca Falls. The five-bedroom vacation rental is perfect for families and has a large backyard for gathering. Your outdoor adventures await in the Finger Lakes.