The Underrated Trail In New York That Leads To A Hidden Turquoise Lake

When it comes to searching for some of the most extraordinary hiking trails in New York, generally you’ll hear people suggesting that you look in regions like the Adirondacks or the Catskills. But what if I were to tell you that there’s an out-of-this-world trail waiting for you right out in Central New York? Stealing your breath away, find out why you’ll want to go for a hike around one of our state’s most beautiful lakes.

Located out in the village of Fayetteville, Green Lakes State Park is one of the most heart-stopping places that you’ll ever explore.

All around both Green and Round Lakes you’ll find interconnecting trails that will take you through the woods…

…And give you an up-close look at the crystal-clear water that makes up both of theses incredible lakes.

Resembling the colorful water that you would find down in places like the Caribbean, the water here experiences no turnover and allows you to see all the way down to the bottom of the lake.

Which means you won’t have to strain your eyes to see the wildlife that calls these beautiful bodies of water home!

Open all year long from dawn to dusk, the hiking trails here are flat and easy for visitors of all ages to explore.

One of the best parts of this state park? The fact that there’s a beach here, giving you the chance to actually go swimming at the northern end Green Lake!

With gorgeous water that’s as vibrant as this, you’ll have no choice other than to fall head over heels for Green Lake State Park.

There are so many amazing outdoor activities that you can enjoy at this one state park, it’s an absolute must-see! From hiking and swimming to fishing and camping, this park makes for a wonderful spring and summertime getaway. 

To find out more information, click here.

How to get here:

7900 Green Lakes Road
Fayetteville, NY 13066

To get a bird’s eye view of Green Lake and to see just how crystal clear this body of water is, check out the jaw-dropping drone footage captured by Yankee Reb below!

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