The Finger Lakes Trail
How far is it: Two-and-a-half hours by bus
How to get there: Take the Short Line Bus service from Port Authority to Roscoe, New York. A round-trip ticket will cost you $74.
What to expect: You can catch part of the 580-mile Finger Lakes Trail in Roscoe. This free trail is connected to other popular trail systems in the area: The Great Eastern Trail, The Bruce Trail, The North Country Scenic Trail, and The Long Path. Needless to say, you can spend a day, weekend, or weeks taking in the trail, if you’ve got the proper camping gear.
Nearby campground: Roscoe Campsites (a four-hour hike or 25-minute drive from the trail route) offers cabin rentals, RV rentals, as well as sites where you can set up your own tent. Aside from hiking the nearby trails, you can bird watch, fly-fish, kayak, and tube at the Beaverkill River.