Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central New York's Leatherstocking Country (Explorer's 50 Hikes) (Paperback)

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central New York's Leatherstocking Country (Explorer's 50 Hikes) By Bill Bowers, Eileen McNulty-Bowers Cover Image

Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Central New York's Leatherstocking Country (Explorer's 50 Hikes) (Paperback)

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Rich in Native American and Revolutionary War history, New York State’s Leatherstocking Country is a hiker’s paradise, blessed with a scenic rural landscape and abundant flora and fauna.


Longtime central New York residents and avid hikers Bill and Eileen Bowers guide you through some of the best hiking opportunities in central New York, from the eastern shore of Lake Ontario and the Syracuse region to the Southern Tier, the northern Catskills, the Erie Canalway Trail, and much more.


The hikes in this addition to in Countryman’s acclaimed Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes series range in length and difficulty from half-mile nature trails suitable for families with children to strenuous daylong treks across rough terrain. A “Hikes at a Glance” table makes it easy to choose hikes for every interest and ability level. Each hike description includes mile-by-mile directions, information on hiking time, mileage, and trail conditions, as well as knowledgeable commentary on the natural and human history you’ll encounter along the way.



Bill Bowers, a former staff editor at The Lyons Press, now edits outdoors magazines and travel guidebooks, as well as medical and legal textbooks. Bill and Eileen McNulty-Bowers have lived and hiked in central New York for more than 20 years.

Eileen McNulty-Bowers, the former manager of an Arabian horse breeding farm, edits books on everything from gardening to gunsmithing. Eileen and Bill Bowers have lived and hiked in central New York for more than 20 years.
Product Details ISBN: 9780881508178
ISBN-10: 0881508179
Publisher: Countryman Press
Publication Date: June 14th, 2010
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes
An incredibly thorough, well-researched book about a beautiful section of New York State.
— Jay Cassell, deputy editor of Field & Stream