Park Trails

at Finger Lakes State Park

Finger Lakes State Park Water Trail

  • Boating

Length: 4.50 miles View map

This water trail lets allows visitors see a different side of the park by experiencing it from a canoe or kayak on Peabody Lake. The park was once an active strip mine operated by Peabody Mining Co. and the lakes throughout the park are the water-filled pits created when the coal was removed. After mining operations ceased in the late 1960s, the land became a project to demonstrate the use of strip-mined land for recreational purposes and Finger Lakes State Park was created.

The trail is divided into two sections – the 2.20-mile north section and the 2.30-mile south section. A .40-mile white connector between the two sections lets you complete the entire trail. Buoys are placed every .10 of a mile on the path of the trail with blue buoys for the north section and red for the south.

Finger Lakes State Park Water Trail
Length Estimated Hiking Time Type Blazes Trailhead
4.50 miles n/a Linear Blue At the beach parking lot