Lower (South) Riddell State Park – April 11, 2023

Report by Ed Pixley.  On Tuesday morning, April 11, twenty-three members, along with two guests, enjoyed a spectacular spring day hiking in (South) Riddell State Park. The hike included at least one lesser used trail along the western perimeter of the park.  Altogether, we hiked about 2½ miles in about an hour and forty-five minutes.  A few of the group chose to make their own way along the mostly flat trails, and another substantial group made a detour to visit the old bridge across Schenevus Creek where they had a “stick race” under the bridge.  (It appeared the Betsy O’Brien’s stick won.)   During the hike, we managed to rouse a couple of deer, and, later on, came across a small herd of about a half dozen more deer.  We also flushed one wild turkey.  Though bluebirds are often seen on these trails, none were reported on this hike.  My thanks to the entire group for making this a fun morning.

Photos by Scott Fielder, Janice Downie and Betsy O’Brien.

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