1. Binghamton University Nature Preserve
1.1 From 434 take Murray Hill Rd. fter 0.9 Mile turn right on Washington St. (1st Right). After a short distance take a left on Lehigh Ave and take to the dead end. On your right there is a sign and a trail for SUNY Nature Preserve. After 10-minute walk you come to a long boardwalk between two large beaver ponds. Go across the bridge to the start of other trails. This is an attractive area with a large hill for a backdrop. There are many level trails for beginning cross-country skiers.
1.2 Also, from the dead end on Lehigh take the footbridge on your left. Cross this bridge to enter Stair Park, a Town Of Vestal park. Follow the creek for a series of small waterfalls. There is a pavilion for picnics.
2. Rock Road
From 434 take route 26 South. Proceed to the flashing yellow light at Pierce Hill Rd. Continue on route 26 another 2.6 miles to Bunn Hill Rd. on your left. *Go up bunn Hill Rd. 0.8 miles to Rock Rd. Turn Right onto Rock Rd. and go half mile to barricade. Start hiking here and followthe closed road through a pretty little gorge and a series of waterfalls. Waterfalls are inmpessive in high water. Extend the walk with a pleasent stroll to the end of Rock Rd. and back to Bunn Hill.
3.Tracy Creek State Forest
Drive past Vestal Town Hall on 434 heading west to stop light at Castle Garden. Frm this stoplight it is 1.3 miles to Arlington, which becomes Tracy Creek Rd. Stay on Tracy Creek Rd. After 5.1 miles from the original stoplight look on your right for Crumm Rd. Drive on Crumm Rd. which is a steep climb at first, soon it levels off through a forested area. After 6.0 miles look for a dirt logging road on the left. Soon after this is a parking area for one car on the left and right. The trail to the right is easier to follow. Both trails have steep sectionsand trails branching off them. This is a state reforestation area. It would take you many hours to explore all trails in this deep forest.
4. Foley Road
This is a Town owned road. Take Route 26 south off 434. From the flashing yellow light at Pierce Hill Rd. it is 3.1 miles to Powderhouse Rd. on your left in Vestal Center. Stay on Powderhouse Rd. 2.4 mile to Hogan Rd. on the right. Stay on Hogan Rd. to Foley Rd. at 3.3 miles. Park here to follw Foley Rd., A dirt road, through thr woods for one mile to a locked gate ending the public access to the road.