There are beautiful hiking trails in Western NY… Letchworth, “the Grand Canyon of the East”,  trails along Niagara Falls, Riverwalk along the Niagara River, Zoar Valley  and Eternal Flame Falls in Orchard Park.  And, other than the state parks that charge admission during the summer, most of them are FREE.

For a listing of best hiking trails Buffalo (with pictures), of WNY hiking trails (multiple counties).

For hiking clubs, check out meetup.com, foothills.org, and adk.org.