The western leg of the trail follows the Erie Canal and Mohawk River through cities, villages and farmland, and features Buffalo Harbor State Park; the Salt Museum on Onondaga Lake; the Montezuma Nati. Hiking season typically starts in May and goes through late September/early October. For a longer and more challenging hike, plan a trip to Mohawk Lakes. May 25, 2016. Crater Lake Trail – 3.4 miles (moderate), Maroon Bells…