Finger Lakes State Park Water Trail
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|