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Oneonta Greenway Hike – Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Report by Erika Baker-Heinegg - Six enthusiastic hikers came out on this wet morning only to find that the rain had stopped and walking the well-groomed trail boosted our spirits. We rediscovered that the Greenway is a beautiful contribution to our Oneonta community in all seasons and weather. We anticipate the upcoming winter weather for skiing and snowshoeing.


Pine Lake Hike – Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Report by Julie Smith - Twenty three ADK members and two guests enjoyed a 2 mile walk on the trails at the Pine Lake Environmental Center. The day was bright with sunlight and the temperature a cool 40 degrees. It was great to see so many folks out appreciating the beautiful day.


New Island Hike – Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Report by Bob Ciganek and Jim Austin - Twenty six ADK members and 2 guests enjoyed a hike at New Island on November 17. It was a very clear and brisk day for a nice walk along the Susquehanna River. There are several new marked paths that assisted us along the trek. Many had never been to New Island before and said that they would return again.


Gilbert Lake State Park – Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Photographs by Fred Johnson - Enjoy photos taken on a hike led by Jim Austin at Gilbert Lake State Park.


Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park - Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Report by Linda Pearce - A sunny, warm morning at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park made our hike very enjoyable. The temperature reached 68 degrees - rather unusual for November. Twenty-five hikers started from the parking lot on Andy's Trail that makes a 3+ mile loop around the perimeter of the park. We were pleased to welcome two first-timers with us, Larry Roseboom and Mark Zeek.


Mallet Pond Hike - Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Report by Al Martel - Thirteen of our members of the Susquehanna Chapter of ADK met in Summit, NY for a hike to Mallet Pond. Mallet Pond is an 8 acre impoundment located in NYS's Eminence State Forest about 5 miles east of Summit in Schoharie County. The access road to Mallet Pond is on the south side of Rossman Fly Road.


Lower Riddell State Park Hike – Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Report by Ruth Schaeffer - Twenty-four people showed up to hike on a very nice fall day at Lower Riddell State Park. The trees still had some color as we followed the trail along the creek. We noticed some animals had pulled corn stalks into the creek and we found a Wild Cucumber which interested us. A crossing for farm tractors was pointed out to us.


Hyde Hall & Sleeping Lion Hike - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Report by Aleda Koehn - About 12 chapter members paid the $8 entrance fee and were treated to a tour of Hyde Hall. According to Brendon Gill of The New Yorker, "Hyde Hall is one of the two or three greatest houses in America." Since the last time I was in Hyde Hall so much has been restored and repaired.


Grand Gorge Rail-to-Trails Hike - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Report by Frances Darrah - About 16 hikers and 1 cyclist traveled to Delaware County on a beautiful fall day to the “Rail-to-Trails” between Grand Gorge and Roxbury. We split up and walked from each end passing car keys when we met. The people receiving the keys drove the cars back to where they started. The level trail took about 1 ½ hours.


Thacher Park Hike - Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Report by Ruth Schaeffer - Tues., Sept. 22 was our hike to Thacher Park near Voorheesville, NY. It was overcast and there were a few sprinkles along the way, but the rest of the day was your typical fall day. We did meet another hiker in Schoharie near the covered bridge over the Schoharie Creek. After a short stop here we continued on and met two more hikers in the park.



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