The following trails are rated as excellent family-friendly hikes in the spring, summer, and fall. Due to their lower elevation, they are great alternatives during transitions between seasons like mud season in the spring and colder, shorter days in the fall.
These hikes still require proper planning and preparation. Research your trip ahead of time for closures, trail conditions, and weather. Dress appropriately for the conditions and know the emergency dispatch number: 911 or 1-833-NYS-RANGERS (1-833-697-7264), in case anything should happen. Practice Leave No Trace by always carrying out what you carry in, disposing of your waste properly, and respecting all wildlife.