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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 Summer 2019, 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.

Jul 23 - Fetterley ForestThe hike on Tues., July 23rd will be at Fetterley Forest, an Otsego Land Trust property, located on the east side of Canadarago Lake south of Richfield Springs. We will be joined by Connie Tedesco, a botanist, who will be identifying, hopefully, 10 species of ferns as well as wildflowers in bloom. The walk in the Forest is just over 1 mile and slightly hilly. Starting from the corner of Walnut Grove Hill Rd. and Rose's Hill Rd. (uphill) will make it about a 2 mi. walk. If carpooling from Oneonta, meet at the Oneonta Price Chopper at 8:45 am to sign in, leaving at 9:00. The hike will start at 10:00. Bring bug spray, water, hat and poles, if desired. Directions: The Forest location is 302 Rose's Hill Rd., Richfield Springs, NY. From Oneonta - Rt. 28 N toward Cooperstown. Just past the Ford dealership near Cooperstown, take a left onto Co. Hwy. 26 to Fly Creek, turning left at the light puts you back onto Rt. 28. Continue to Schuyler Lake, turn right at the light onto Co. Hwy. 22, proceed 3.8 mi., turn right on Walnut Grove Hill Rd. (dirt road) and go .9 mi. to corner of Rose's Hill Rd. where we will park. Parking is also available at the Fetterley Forest site if you don't want to walk the road. Questions - call Ruth Schaeffer at 988-7036 or e-mail

Jul 30 -Linda Pearce, 432-8969, Goodyear Lake

Aug 6 - Maureen Dresser, 286-9821, Crumhorn Rd.

Aug 13 -Betsy Cunningham, 437-3758, Woodland Dr., Jefferson

Aug 20 -Jim & Carolyn Austin, 437-5734, Homer Folks St. Forest

Aug 27 -Glenda Bolton, 432-7485, Palmer Hill, Andes

Sep 3 - Currie & Ginny Marr, 432-5434, SUNY Oneonta College Camp

Sep 10 -Roberta Austin, 435-1319, Windswept Acres, Delhi

Sep 17 -Tracy Verma, 353-9620, New Island, Oneonta

Sep 24 -Liza Mundy, 286-7609, Upper Gilboa Reservoir

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