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Picnic at Crumhorn Lake - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Report by Lucille Wiggin - The August picnic was at also at Crumhorn Lake cottage due to extremely hot weather. Twenty people enjoyed the cooler temps at the higher elevation and water front, but only Joe used the boats. Many of us walked around the lake after supper.


Hike in Exeter, NY – Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Report by Pam Lea - Two dozen of us met on Tuesday, September 1st, for a 2-hour hike on Pam Lea's property in the township of Exeter. We had a lovely hike through woods, hayfields and cornfields, overlooking the Schuyler Lake valley and Canadarago Lake. A monarch butterfly caterpillar was spotted feeding on a milkweed. We cooled down with ice-cream at Jerry's place afterwards before the heat of the day set in.


Goodyear Lake Hike - Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Report by Linda Pearce - - On a beautiful morning, thirty hikers gathered at our house at Goodyear Lake. While three people walked on the lake roads, the rest of us took the 3+ mile hike to the Collier's Dam. Our walk took us along the railroad tracks to Silliman Cove Rd. and through the wooded trail to the dam.


Fetterley Forest Hike - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Report by Linda Pearce - Our hike on Aug. 4, 2015 was on Otsego Land Trust property on the east side of Canadarago Lake known as Fetterley Forest. Sara Scheeren of the Land Trust led us on the trail and told us of the many facets of the functioning of the non-profit organization, as well as upcoming events.


Crumhorn Lake Picnic – Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Report by Lucille Wiggin - Due to illness at Seroka’s the July 15th picnic was at Crumhorn Lake and the Aug.19th picnic will be in Otego. The day was cool and unsettled so only nine of us came to the cottage. David Green provided the entertainment by arriving in his restored Corvette and later trying out our white water kayak. We opened a couple of bottles of wine and made it more of a party than a picnic by eating inside. We did walk around the lake to the Boy Scout Camp and back for our hike.


Mt. Utsayantha Hike – Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Trip Report by Lucille Wiggin - On Tue July 28th thirteen ADKers and one runner did Mt. Utsayantha above Stamford. The weather was very warm in the valley, but very nice up top. The ADKers parked half way up at the pull off on Mountain Rd. and walked the dirt road while the runner, Kathy’s son, ran from Stamford to the top and returned.


Stamford/Catskill Rail Trail – Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Report by Bob Ciganek - On Tuesday, July 21,2015, 17 bold hikers and 4 bikers took to the Stamford/Catskill rail trail. Everyone enjoyed five miles of perfect weather, abundant flora and Stewart's ice cream. Photographs: 1 & 2 by Julie Smith and 3 & tag photos by Fred Johnson. Click on photos for larger size.


Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Hike – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Report by Julie Smith - The weather was kind to us for our hike on Tues, July last! Twenty enjoyed a beautiful and sunny 3 mile walk on Andy's trail at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park. Carol Elder, new to the area, plans to join our club, and Peter Severud, an ADK member, but first time hiker with us, plans to walk with us again one day soon. A few stayed and enjoyed lunch at the picnic area.


SUNY Oneonta College Camp Hike – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Report by Currie Marr - When 16 participants assembled, Norma Lee showed the group a current map of the colored-coded trails of SUNY Oneonta College Camp (Photo 1). The hike involved a 3 mile loop starting and ending on the Blue Trail from the lower parking lot. It was cloudy but not raining at the beginning, although, the trail was wet from previous rain.


Cozy Haven Farm Hike - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Report by Julie Smith - Six ADK members and two guests enjoyed a very interesting tour/hike led by John Skinner at his Cozy Haven Farm on Tuesday. Even though the weather was iffy with on-again, off-again rain showers, we enjoyed seeing the pumpkin, squash, and corn fields, the beaver lake, many snapping turtle nests, and the Karst, where a small creek disappears into the ground through eroded limestone. Lunch was at the local Tally Ho Cafe in Richfield Springs. Thanks, John, for a great hike.



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