Woman on a bike

3 of the Best Finger Lakes Bike Trails to Explore

From sparkling lakes to expansive state parks, there’s no shortage of natural beauty in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. How will you discover our area’s breathtaking scenery? If you want to cover a lot of land in a short time, hit these Finger Lakes bike trails. With a wide variety of biking trails in our area, you’re sure to find one that suits your skill level! 

Request our free Hammondsport Destination Guide when you’re ready to start planning your trip. This planning tool contains local insight into the best things to do in the Finger Lakes region, including more outdoor recreation! 

When’s the Best Time to Bike in the Finger Lakes? 

One of the things we love most about the Finger Lakes region is that we experience each season. That said, summer and fall are the best times of the year for biking in the Finger Lakes. You can enjoy mild temperatures, beautiful scenery, and no dangerous ice or snow during these seasons! 

Bike Rentals  

Avid cyclists planning a road trip to the Finger Lakes should consider bringing their bikes along. However, we understand that many of our guests visit from out of state and will need to rent a bike for their adventures.  

We recommend Shoreline Rentals for all your cycling needs. This rental shop in Penn Yan, NY, offers bicycle and e-bike rentals. Best of all, Shoreline Rentals is located next to the Keuka Outlet Trail for easy access!  

3 of the Best Finger Lakes Hiking Trails & Biking Trails

1. Keuka Outlet Trail 

After renting your bike, gear up and hit the Keuka Outlet Trail! This trail connects Keuka Lake to Seneca Lake for seven miles (one way) of beautiful scenery. This hiking and biking trail is suited for outdoorspeople of all skill levels and features a small collection of cascading waterfalls.  

2. Watkins Glen State Park  

Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous recreation area in the Finger Lakes, making it a must-visit for your next trip to this area! This New York state park offers a combination of paved and unpaved trails, making it an excellent destination for biking or mountain biking. A few popular mountain biking trails include Couch’s Staircase, Gorge Trail (Sentry Bridge), and Mile Point Trail.  

3. Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail 

The Cayuga- Seneca Canal Trail is a fantastic hiking and biking trail that starts in Waterloo, NY, and ends at Seneca Lake State Park. Along the way, take in forested and waterfront scenery. It’s a great option for bikers who want to enjoy a leisurely ride around the Finger Lakes region! 

Rest Your Legs at the Hammondsport Hotel 

Head back to the Hammondsport Hotel after a day of exploring these Finger Lakes bike trails. Our hotel in Hammondsport, NY, offers everything you need to rest after a day of riding around town. Choose from Standard 2 Queen Rooms2 Queen SuitesStandard King RoomsKing Suites, and accessible accommodations. During your stay, enjoy a wide variety of hotel amenities, including complimentary breakfast (It’s perfect for fueling up before a long ride!), guest laundry, a heated indoor pool, and more! 

Room at Hammondsport Hotel

Check our availability to start planning your trip!