North Country National Scenic Trail (New York Finger Lakes Trail Section)
The Finger Lakes Trail carries 430 miles of the North Country Trail in New York State. This interactive map can help you find the trail and access points. For additional features, see the full FLT system map. This is an overview map and if you would like more detail, we recommend that you purchase maps, guides, and GPS files from the FLTC Store. These maps and their trail descriptions are particularly useful when the trail joins other trails or woods roads not depicted on the interactive map.
How to use this map (Read this first)
This is an overview map of the portion of the North Country National Scenic Trail carried on the Finger Lakes Trail System. It shows only the main route of the NCNST. The main FLT trail section is depicted in black for better visibility on various map backgrounds, but blazed in white. The Onondaga Trail section is depicted in blue and blazed in blue.
When you zoom in on a trail section, trailheads and important notices are also shown.
Pan and zoom with the mouse or by using the controls in the upper left corner.
Control the map background using the controls in the upper right corner.
Click on trail icons for more information about the feature.
The data shown on this map is for general information purposes only. The Finger Lakes Trail Conference gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that only Finger Lakes Trail Conference maps, which have detailed mile-by-mile information on the back, be used as official resource for information about the Trail.
About FLTC maps
Purchase paper maps and guides, and electronic GPS files from the FLTC store or from other outlets throughout our region.
FLTC maps are printed on durable, waterproof 8-1/2 x 11 Rite-in-the-Rain® paper. Low cost, light weight, and no batteries needed!
The back of each map contains a step-by-step guide to the trail section including trailheads, mileage, hiking directions, lean-tos and camping spots, sources of drinking water, points of interest, and important notices regarding trail closures during hunting seasons. You can see an example here.
GPX files can be downloaded to your GPS and contain high-resolution tracks and waypoints.
FLTC maps and GPX files are updated frequently to reflect trail reroutes, closures, and temporary conditions. Check the Trail Condition Notices on this website for the latest information.
Your purchases at the FLTC store are an important source of revenue that allows FLTC volunteers to build and maintain the trail.
Are my paper maps, PDF files, and GPX files up to date?
We revise paper maps, PDF files, and GPX files when trail conditions change significantly. When we do, we change the Revision Date of the map. We also apply minor updates to our maps as needed, and for these, we do not change the revision date. For all map changes, we post a Map Revision Notice on the Trail Condition Notices page on the website. You can use both the revision date and the Map Revision Notices to decide if you want to a fresh copy of a map.
We do not change our maps for temporary conditions such as logging closures, storm damage, or special events, but we do post Trail Condition Notices.
We encourage hikers to always check the Trail Condition Notices page before hiking even if their maps are up to date. Here is a short tutorial:
On the interactive map hover over the FLT icons ( or ) to display the revision date. Click on the icon ❶ to see more information about the map. Click on the link ❷ to display the trail condition notices for the map.
On the Trail Condition Notices with the sorting option set to "Map," click on the map name to jump to the trail notices ❶ for that map. Then look in the heading for the map for a description of the map and the latest revision date ❷. Also, check for Map Revision Notices ❸ shaded in pink.