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SUNY Oneonta College Camp Hike – Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Report by Currie Marr - Twenty-two participants hiked a 3.5 mile, red-orange trail-loop, through the woodlands of College Camp. Along the way we stopped at a map-station and traced our route, fantasized that a deformed tree trunk was a prehistoric animal, and noted blooming wildflowers.


Lower Riddell Park Hike - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Photos by Carol Saggese (Top row & Tag) and Fred Johnson (Lower Row) – Led by Maureen Willis, 20 turned out on a beautiful day to walk the trails of Lower Riddell Park. Click on photos to enlarge.


Hike to Mud Lake - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Report by Aleda Koehn - Twelve eager hikers huffed our way up the first steep leg of our trip to Mud Lake. The day was beautiful- not to hot and no bothersome insects. We were looking for late spring wildflowers. We did see many, but not as abundant nor as advanced as last year when we did the same trail on May 19. The Star Flower was seen and many budding False-Lily-of-the-Valley.


Greenway Hike – Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Report by Erika Baker-Heinegg - On a beautiful Tuesday morning 32 enthusiastic hikers arrived for a walk around the Greenway in Oneonta, NY. The idea was to identify the new vegetation, blooming flowers and singing birds. Our encounters were very rewarding. The leader suggested concluding the hike by viewing the ADK Susquehanna Memorial Bench alongside a trail at The Plains at Parish Homestead.


Greenwoods Conservancy Hike - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Report by Monica Peters - Tuesday morning arrived with pleasant weather to hike the Greenwoods Conservancy trails in the Town of Burlington. Seventeen ADKers showed up at Zachow Road. Two more were welcomed later on Cranberry Bog Road. Dr. Pedersen (grantor of the Trust) stopped by to say hello. The group proceeded over the field to the lean-to and walked down to the dock where


Wilber Park Trails Hike – Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Report by Julie Smith - Twelve ADK hikers enjoyed the walk on the Wilber Park trails, Tuesday 4/12. In spite of the rain Monday night into Tuesday morning, the weather cleared by 10:00 and the skies opened up to partial sunshine. Everyone did great with the wet and sometime very muddy trails on the hillside. Photograph by Fred Johnson.


OCCA-ADK Hick State Forest Hike – Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Report by Julie Smith - The OCCA and ADK walk on Tuesday was enjoyed by fifteen hikers. It was a beautiful, sunny, cold morning with lots of snow on the trails. A few opted for the shorter route, but the majority continued for another two miles through the hemlock and spruce forests. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful morning.


Rail Trail Hike in Stamford, NY – Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Report by Bob Ciganek - Our ADK hike on a portion of the Stamford, NY Rail Trail was cool, clear and enjoyable. The 5 miles we covered was filled with conversation and highlighted by an active eagle's nest. Most of the 20 hikers met later at Stewart's for lunch, more conversation, and ice cream. Photographs taken by Fred Johnson. Click on photos to enlarge.


Hike to Star Field in Cooperstown, NY – Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Report by Lucille Wiggin - Tuesday the 8th was a most unusual March day, with temperatures up to 65 and no wind. So, 21 enthusiastic ADKers walked a trail we have neglected for several years; the old Carriage Road from Chicken Farm Hill Rd. to Star Field along the east ridge above Otsego Lake. It is “mud season” so the trail was alternately wonderful and challenging.


Fortin Park Hike – Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Report by Norma Lee Havens - What a beautiful day for a hike at Fortin Park. Twenty three sturdy souls were ready and waiting at the Park. Each was supplied with a plastic bag for treasures. When the hike ended the treasures were collected and taken to the transfer station. I am sure the Town of Oneonta was pleased with our efforts at spring cleaning.



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