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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 October 2014, 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.

JUN 27, Goodyear Lake -The hike on Tues., June 27th will be at Goodyear Lake, led by Linda Pearce. We will walk from our house along the RR tracks and through the wooded area at the south end of the lake to the Collier's Dam, about 3 miles. Some of the hike will be through the State Land that developed handicap accessible trails about 3 yrs. ago. The hike has some short, moderate inclines. Please protect yourself from ticks. If anyone wants a shorter, easier walk, they can walk on the lake roads from our house. You can bring lunch and we will eat in the backyard when we return. Cold beverages and ice cream will be provided. We will start at 10:00. If you want to carpool, meet at Price Chopper, leaving at 9:30.
Directions: From Oneonta - Rt. 7 east to Cooperstown Junction, sharp left at Austin's Auction Barn onto Ct. Rt. 35, proceed 1.2 mi. to Sunnicrest Rd. on left. From Cooperstown - Rt. 28 south to Portlandville, turn left onto Ct. Rt. 35A and bear right past Wightman's Lumber and continue approx. 2 mi. to Sunnicrest Rd. on right. On Sunnicrest, cross RR tracks and we're the first house on the left.
Any questions, call Linda at 432-8969.

JUL 1, Volunteer Day: Trailblazing At Texas School House Forest - On Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM the Town of New Lisbon in cooperation with the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will sponsor a Volunteer Day. “Our plan is to clear about two miles of recreational trails in the Texas School House State Forest. The proposed trails take the hiker over varied terrain, through a mature woods to a large pond with abundant bird and wildlife to view.” ADK members have enjoyed the beauty of this area because of hikes led by Nina & Joe Hart (2008) and Ernie Mahlke (2013). Volunteers are welcome to help this effort by clearing debris and down trees by hand from the proposed trails. ALL VOLUNTEERS NEED TO REGISTER TO HELP! Details found on this link:

JUL 19 - Picnic at Wiggins' Camp, Crumhorn Mountain. Arrive anytime after 3 p.m. Swimming and boating available. Bring a dish to pass, drinks, and table service. We will eat at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lucille at 432-1022 or email

AUG 16 - PICNIC at Fortin Park Pavilion. Come any time. Bring table service and a dish to pass. We will eat at 6 PM. Any questions contact Currie and Virginia Marr 432-5434

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