Resources for Hikers

Information on Local Hiking

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

2) 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
560 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) Visit the Finger Lakes Trail Conference's website
    Finger Lakes Trail (FLT)

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

    c) 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

                Catskill Mountain Club
Visit the Catskill Mountain Club's website


 Hiker safety 
Basic First Aid Kit for Hikers
Click on link, above, to access two articles about First Aid Kits.
(The first is written by Matt Rose, a former NYS EMT, the second is written by Bob Kremens, NYS EMT and member of the FLTC's Board of Managers)
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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

Club Member Contributions

    Hiker-friendly accommodations and restaurants
    Club member Diann Zeigler has compiled a list of hiker-friendly places to eat and stay when traveling to the Adirondacks, Catskills, and other parts of NY state
    Adirondack Region    
    Catskill Region    
    Central NY

    TCHC cookbook
    Favorite recipes for the outdoors, compiled by Club Member Diann Zeigler
    TCHC Cookbook of Recipes

    Binghamton-region -- where
to ski-hike-snowshoe
    Learn new places to go in the skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing in the Binghamton, NY region !  This exhaustive list was put together 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)

Other Local and Regional Outdoor Clubs

Bullthistle Hiking Club
Norwich, NY (Chenango County)

Cayuga Trails Club
Ithaca, NY (Tompkins County)

Rip Van Winkle Club
Hudson Valley region of NY state

Foothills Trail Club
Buffalo / Niagara Falls, NY

Susquehanna Trailers
Wilkes-Barre, Pa
Binghamton, NY

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

Links to many of the Hiking Clubs found in the Catskill region

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 !

52 hiking and 31 mtn. biking trails in the Town of Webb / Old Forge, Inlet, Long Lake and Indian Lake region of the Adirondack Park

Views from the Top
Reports on Northeast US trail conditions

Local Hikes

List and descriptions of hikes within a 100 mile radius of Binghamton

US Park System
Website for the National Park System

Backpacking Light

Lightweight backpacking magazine

GPS Visualizer
Upload GPS routes and overlay them on Google Earth

Every Trail
GPS trips and photos -- submit your trip!

Snowshoeing Tips from Eastern Mountain Sports
Learn more about snowshoeing

Old Goat Gear Exchange in Ithaca, NY
Old Goat is a consignment shop in Ithaca, click to learn about the 15% TCHC discount on 'samples' ==>    TCHC Discount for Old Goat 'samples'