Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Hike – Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Report by Norma Lee Havens – By 10 AM on Tuesday July 10th the Betty and Wilbur Davis NY State Park was a comfortable 64 F with a gentle breeze. It was some change from the previous days in Otsego County. Our destination was Andy’s Trail starting at the Sunset Pavilion Parking area and moving North and East then south along the property line and NY State Snowmobile Trail from there follow the orange markers to the West View Cabins, Weeping Willow Pond and Sunset Pavilion for lunch at the picnic area. Thanks to Currie and Doug who measured the hike. They settled on 2.0 miles. What an outstanding way to spend a number10 day! The views from West View cabins were breathtaking. The trails run through the hardwoods and are shady, wide and comfortable. We enjoyed the breeze and delicious temperatures all the way. Davis Park features six lovely well equipped modern cabins available to rent year around. Cabin occupancy is limited to from one to eight people. At least one cabin is handicapped accessible. When we had finished our hike we were invited to tour cabin #6 which was being readied for a guest family. All of us were pleased to see the attractive roomy cabin. We immediately had some ideas about what a fine place the park and cabins would be for family reunions or special occasions. More than one of us thought about what a great place it would be to plan an overnight outing for snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the coming winter season. The staff was very friendly and helpful to us. We took photos to show our pleasure with our good fortune in being there. It was another superb day for Susquehanna ADK members. (For reservations and information call the NYS Camping Reservation system at 1-800-456-2267 or on line at www.ReserveAmerica.com. For more information call Glimmerglass State Park at 607-547-8662)

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