Many hikers, like Radion Aminov, like to share their passion for exercise and the natural world with their families. Aminov and other New York State residents have many hiking and biking options for the family, especially on trails located in Upstate and Western New York.
Some beautiful and adventurous hiking options exist in the Western New York area. Chautauqua Creek features a creekwalk that combines hiking with natural refreshment. Further upstate, Watkins Glen State Park has trails like the Gorge Trail that provide stunning visuals of the bodies of water that run through the park. Zoar Valley in Gowanda offers a multitude of beautiful waterfalls, creeks, and an old growth forest to hike in. Camillus, in the Finger Lakes region, has both the Erie Canal Park — visitors can hike along three different versions of the famous canal — and the Forest Unique Area, which combines hiking with botany lessons.
Radion Aminov and his family have enjoyed biking in upstate parks as well. The Keuka Lake Outlet Trail covers ground from Penn Yan to Dresden on an old towpath from the Crooked Lane Canal. This route takes cyclists by beautiful waterfalls, and the remnants of old mills, railroads, and factories. Another excellent bike route is in the Genesee Valley Greenway, a bike route along an unused towpath that runs parallel to the Genesee River. Bear Swamp State Forest in Cayuga County is just southwest of Skaneateles Lake, and it offers multiple woods trails for biking as well as hiking. These are just some of the family hiking and biking options available to families in New York State.