Resources for Hikers

Information on Local Hiking

TCHC member Don Powell's book, a guide to Greater Binghamton, NY area trails:
"Recreational Trails of Broome and Tioga Counties"

2) Broome County websites

-- Guide to Parks and State Forests

-- Binghamton Convention and Visitors Bureau website, listing local places to hike:
Visit Binghamton - where to walk

3) FINGER LAKES TRAIL, NY's longest continuous hiking trail
580 miles long, running across southern NY from Allegany State Park in the west to the Catskill Mountains in the east, the FLT passes through the nearby counties of Tompkins, Cortland, Chenango, and Delaware.

     a) Overview

    b) Visit the Finger Lakes Trail Conference's website
    Finger Lakes Trail (FLT)

    c) Where and how to purchase FLT maps on-line
    News and Information about the FLT  

    d) TCHC trail maintenance equipment can be borrowed anytime from FLT and TCHC Trails Chair Roy Dando (equipment listing is as of October, 2010)
    TCHC Tools and Supplies Inventory List for FLT maintenance

Ithaca Trails


                Catskill Mountain Club
Visit the Catskill Mountain Club's website


 Hiker safety 
Basic First Aid Kit for Hikers
Click on link, above, to access various articles about First Aid Kits.
A Practical First Aid Kit ("Inside First Aid", by
Peter Oldani, EMT)
- Includes recommendations of the items you should include in your personal first aid kit
- Also explains how to personalize your first aid kit to meet individual needs

First Aid for people with diabetes (provided by Pacific Medical Training)
Explains Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Describes how to handle diabetic emergencies (insulin shock vs diabetic coma)

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NYS Hunting Seasons
Know when the hunters will be in the woods so you can stay safe!

SPOT Personal Satellite Messenger
Rescue device

Leave No Trace

- “Leave no trace" is a policy that’s meant to help encourage ethical behavior for the heightened enjoyment of nature by everyone. 
- Ethical camping ensures that the environment stays healthy for current and future generations.
- In addition, it also ensures that people sharing the same outdoor space behave in a way that is safe and courteous for everyone.

Learn more about the 7x important principles of LNT !


Club Member Contributions

    TCHC cookbook
    A collection of favorite recipes for the outdoors 
    TCHC Cookbook of Recipes

    Binghamton-region -- where
to ski-hike-snowshoe
    New to the Binghamton. NY region ?  Learn about nearby places to go skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing.  While this exhaustive list is now an 'oldie but goodie', it still boasts of some real gems.  It was compiled by Club                 Member Augie Mueller.
    Places to Ski-Hike-Snowshoe

NY State Cross-Country Skiing

Black River Environmental Improvement Association - BREIA (Oneida County)

Lake Placid Ski Trails Condition Reports

Cayuga Nordic Ski Club (Ithaca, NY)

Dryden-Freeville Rail Trail

From the NY DEC website (Region 7 /Central New York)

Other Local and Regional Outdoor Clubs

Bullthistle Hiking Club
Norwich, NY (Chenango County)

Cayuga Trails Club
Ithaca, NY (Tompkins County)

Three Rivers Outing Club
Corning, NY

Southern Tier Bicycle Club

Binghamton, NY

Rip Van Winkle Club
Hudson Valley region of NY state

Foothills Trail Club
Buffalo / Niagara Falls, NY

Susquehanna Trailers
Wilkes-Barre, Pa

Major Hiking / Environmental Organizations

Finger Lakes Trail

Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK)    /   Click here for info about the local Binghamton chapter ==>   Binghamton - ADK Chapter

Adirondack 46ers

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Keystone Trails Association (Pennsylvania)

Mid-State Trail (Pennsylvania)

New York / New Jersey Trail Conference

Susquehanna (Binghamton) Group of the Sierra Club

Waterman Conservation Center

Other resources for hikers Maps of New York.htm

Link to out-of-print topo maps covering the entire state of NY !

Views from the Top
Reports on Northeast US trail conditions

US Park System
Website for the National Park System