Best Easy Day Hikes Syracuse chooses the trails that lead to the most panoramic views, and that wind through the prettiest woods and meadows and into the most interesting natural areas in Onondaga, Cayuga and Madison Counties. Urban trails, walks circling lakes, and gorge paths are just some of the wonderful walking experiences you'll find right here in Greater Syracuse—selected for you by a lifetime upstate New York resident, professional travel writer and active area birder. It's time to rediscover Syracuse from the outside!
Randi Minetor has written more than 50 books for several of Rowman & Littlefield’s imprints, including ten books on hiking in New York State: Best Easy Day Hikes for Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, and the Hudson Valley; two editions of Hiking Waterfalls in New York, Hiking through History New York, and Hiking the Lower Hudson River Valley. She is also the author of Scenic Driving New York and the tenth edition of New York Off the Beaten Path for Globe Pequot. Randi has written more than 70 books for a wide range of publishers with more than 150,000 copies in print, and she also writes for magazines in the theatre technology and medical sectors. She lives in Rochester, NY.