Syracuse, New York

Get to know the host city for the 24th International Trails Symposium.


Finger Lakes Trail system offers over 950 miles of hiking trails through New York state.

Facts about Syracuse

  1. National Geographic's Green Guide named Syracuse "One of America's Top 20 Green Cities"
  2. Popular Science ranked Syracuse #17 on its "America's Greenest Cities" list and #2 in the northeast in that same study.
  3. The Erie Canal in its century long existence, contributed more to the growth of Syracuse than anything in its history.
  4. Literacy Volunteers was founded here in 1962-helping thousands of adults world wide read.
  5. At one time there were more than 50 breweries here in the Syracuse area.
  6. The first woman to argue a case before the Supreme Court was a Syracuse University Grad. Belva Lockwood.

Syracuse Outdoors

From the 950-mile Finger Lakes trail to the robust Outdoor Education Program at Syracuse University, the host city for the 24th International Trails Symposium offers a wide variety of trail-related activities:

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Downhill Mountain Biking at Greek Peak
  • Apple Picking at Abbott Farms
  • Horseback Riding
  • Backpacking
  • Kayaking and Canoeing
  • Biking and Walking along the Erie Canal
  • Lake Placid Daytrips
  • Moonlight Snowshoe Hike

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Economic and demographic data on Syracuse


Visit Syracuse plays a critical role in Onondaga County's economic development strategy through its focus to grow the area's tourism industry.