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Outings Schedule


All area codes are 607 unless otherwise noted.

Please call trip leaders for hike details and to car pool. Riders should contribute a fair share toward gas.

Each trip leader must have all participants sign the liability release form which may be downloaded from our website:

Please Note: The outings listed below were current when the July 2017, Foot_Loose! Newsletter was issued. Consult the calendar for subsequent changes, additions and details of "To-Be-Announced" (TBA) outings.


Ratings are subjective and chosen by the leader. If you are uncertain that you are up to the hike, consult the leader. Tuesday outings are walks.

Class A – Difficult: More than 1500’ climb or more than 8 miles distance. More than 35 miles on the bike.

Class B – Moderate: Less than 1500’ climb and 6 to 8 miles total distance. 10-30 miles on bike.

Class C – Easy: Well-graded trails and less than 6 miles total distance. 10 miles or less by bike, suitable for beginners.

Walk: Less than 4 miles total distance, suitable for children.

TO LEAD A HIKE: Contact Linda Pearce, 607-432-8969, lpearce42 (at) OR Julie Smith, 607-432-8642, smithj3 (at) Trip leaders must have all participants sign a liability release form, which may be downloaded from our website: If you have any questions regarding a hike, including CANCELLATION: 1) CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER 2) Check the website 3) Check email messages.

Aug 15, Wilber Park Hike “Widow Maker Trail” - The hike on Tuesday will start from Wilber Park of Oneonta, N.Y. Meet in the upper level parking area near the pavilion by 10 am. The entrance to the park is off Center Street between Walling and Draper. Via the “Wilber Drop Trail” we will climb the hillside to connect with the “Widow Maker Trail,” and return to the park by a network of trails kind to the knees. The entire hike is about 3 miles and takes about 2 ½ hrs. Trail surfaces are often rough due to exposed roots and loose stone. Bring bug spray and hiking-sticks. - Currie and Virginia Marr, (607) 432-5434.

Aug 16, Picnic at Fortin Park Pavilion - Bring a dish to share and your own place setting and beverage. You may come to the park anytime, but we will begin to eat at 6 p.m. Directions: Fortin Park is near the Farmhouse Restaurant in Oneonta. Opposite the restaurant, turn onto Hwy 47, travel across the Susquehanna River, take the first right onto Youngs Rd, and follow it to the parking lot. From here take the side road to reach the Pavilion. For those using I-88 take exit 16 to reach Hwy 47. Any questions, contact Currie or Virginia Marr, 432-5434.

Aug 22 - Rod & Sally Hebbard 829-5811 Franklin Mountain

Aug 29 - Fred Johnson 783-2567 Gilbertsville (new trail)

Sep 5 - Roberta Austin 865-6540 Andes Rail Trail

Sep 12 - Maureen Willis 286-9821 Lower Riddell State Park

Sep 19 - Linda Pearce 432-8969 Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

Sep 20 - Harry Barnes will present a slide show, on Big Bend National Park. While projecting magnificent images of the region, through stories, poems, and reflections, he will share his adventures in Big Bend National Park over a three year period in the early 2000's. Topics will include camping, hiking, canoeing, paleo and recent history, back-county roads, and colorful local communities adjacent to the park in this one-of-a-kind magic desert wonderland."

Sep 26 - Ruth Schaeffer 988-7036 Valley View Trails, Unadilla

Oct 18 - Moira Beach will present “Australia - A Trip Down Under”. In July 2016 Moira and her sisters spent three weeks in Australia. Come travel with us via video and audio on a trip-of-a-lifetime. See emus, kangaroos, koalas, dingos, platypus, Tazmanian devils, and lots of birds."

Nov 15 - Arlana Young - Hiking the Camino De Santiago in Spain

Your executive committee, wishing to reduce our carbon footprint, encourages members from outside Oneonta to carpool to meetings and activities.