Outdoor Recreation Guide for Chenango County

We all need something to look forward to and there is nothing more motivating than planning that next perfect getaway. From well-known destinations to hidden gems, you’ll find the perfect blend of upstate countryside and exciting adventure to enjoy.

Immerse yourself in our rural paradise with 63,700-plus acres that make up our state lands. Chenango County is home to the most public wilderness in New York outside of the Adirondacks and offer safe outdoor activities that range from fat-biking to fishing to a quiet afternoon picnic.

Outdoor enthusiasts traveling to, or passing through our area, should make a stop at Rogers Environmental Education Center with six miles of trails and 600 additional acres that make up the property. Visitors are also able to observe gray wolves, arctic foxes and eastern coyotes at the Wolf Mountain Nature Center, a preserve dedicated to the education, and appreciation of these majestic animals.

Chenango includes 78 miles of the Finger Lakes Trail System, a network of 1,000 hike-able miles that stretch from the Western NY border deep into the Catskill Mountains. Well-maintained and clearly marked, this destination-worthy trail accommodates hikers and backpackers of all skill levels.

Canoers and kayakers can easily plan a pleasant day trip floating down the waterway or stopping to throw a pole in to catch the ‘big one’.

Put a Chenango County twist on your next New York road trip, and escape to our backyard.