Through hard work by students and faculty the SUNY Broome Natural Area trail system keeps improving. The school looks at it as a living laboratory for students, but it is also open to the public. Some of the hilly trails can be tough, but there are great valley views when you get to a clearing near the top.
To reach the trailhead for the SUNY-Broome Natural Area, take I-81 Exit 5 and follow the signs to the campus. Turn into the entrance on Lt Vanwinkle Dr and park in the lot on the right, across from the baseball fields.
CHALLENGE – 2 miles, round-trip
The stretch of trail called out for in this challenge is short but strenuous. It requires you to hike the blue-blazed perimeter trail. In places, you will find it very steep.