Central New York Orienteering

  • Pratt’s Falls Open House

    Permanent orienteering trim course is available whenever the park is open, April through October. Club members will be on site several days in 2024 to answer questions, hand out maps, and help you get started. Dates to be announced, currently planned for May, July, and September. Groups large and small are welcome, as well as…

  • Daddy-O

    A day for the kids to take Dad out in the woods. Open to everyone, individuals and groups as well as families. Come have fun seeking flags on the trails and forest. 2023’s event was at Lime Hollow Nature Center on June 18. 2024 date and place to be announced, check back here for details.…

  • ROGAINE

    CNYO’s annual ROGAINE is offered on a summer weekend, with options for 6, 12, or 24 hours. The 2023 event took place Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2023 at Potomac Group Campground in the Finger Lakes National Forest, Hector, NY. 2024 event is planned for June or July in the Hammond Hill area. See our…

  • Sportsmen’s Days Sept 28 & 29

    CNYO offers a short course suitable for families and beginners as part of the annual Sportsmen’s Days event at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery in Eldridge. Experienced orienteers may also enjoy this as a sprint course. Saturday and Sunday, Sept 28 & 29, 11am-3pm.  

  • Scout-O Nov 9-10

    For the 31st year, CNYO offers Scouts and other youth groups a chance to practice the skill of navigating in the woods with map and compass. On Saturday (or other days by arrangement), take a guided hike led by a club member who will point out how-to’s as you walk. Then try a practice course…

  • Turkey-O

    43rd Annual Turkey-O, Sunday, November 12, 2023, noon-1:30 PM, Highland Forest Park, Fabius, NY — Valley Camp. The main events are Score-O competitions: find as many markers in the woods as you can, within the time limit. Choice of regular 90-minute limit, or Head Banger 3-hour limit. 2023 Turkey-O Competition Results Also available: practice courses…

Orienteering is the sport of finding your way with map and compass.


The Central New York Orienteering Club (CNYO) offers orienteering events for everyone, from beginners to experts, in parks and forests in the central NY area, from Tug Hill to Ithaca.