July 6th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Aleda Koehn.  Twelve hikers met at the earlier time of 9:30 at the upper parking lot above the Gilbert Lake Beach.  The day was hot and humid, and just as we were starting out we heard a rumble of thunder.  The radar had a blob of green and orange heading in our direction butContinue reading “July 6th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park”

June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail

Report by Tracy Verma.  On Tuesday, June 29, the ADK hike was at New Island Trail in Oneonta where 15 hikers met at Catella Park on the very warm, sunny morning. For the 12 hikers who continued on the entire DO Trail, we walked about 3.8 flat miles in about 2 1/2 hours. The hikersContinue reading “June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail”

June 22nd, 2021 – Goodyear Lake

Report by Linda Pearce.  A light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 18 ADKers that came out to hike at Goodyear Lake.  Attired in rain jackets and ponchos, and some with umbrellas, we headed out along the unused RR tracks and over to the state land trail that borders the south end of theContinue reading “June 22nd, 2021 – Goodyear Lake”

June 8th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Maureen Dresser.  The hike at the Greenway was very enjoyable.  It was so nice to be able to see everyone’s smiling faces again.  Thank you to everyone that came.  We got to see a lot of wildflowers and the new Susquehanna Greenway sign sponsored by our ADK chapter.  A special thanks to AledaContinue reading “June 8th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”

June 1st, 2021 – Mud Lake

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  Ten hikers started out for our trip to Mud Lake from the Pine Lake parking area.  It started out a bit chilly, but once the sun came out we warmed right up.  The dappled sun through the trees was very pretty.  We were looking for spring wild flowers, and we didContinue reading “June 1st, 2021 – Mud Lake”

May 18th, 2021 – Clark Tower

Report by Lucille Wiggin.  The May 18th Tue. hike saw 11 ADKers meeting on Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown for a two mile hike to Clark Tower. We first walked along the wetland feeding the large pond that can be seen across from Carefree Gardens on Beaver Meadow Rd.  It is augmented by two small beaver dams.   By circling backContinue reading “May 18th, 2021 – Clark Tower”

May 11th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest

Report by Aleda Koehn.  Sixteen ADKer’s met at TSHF on a beautiful spring morning.  The drive in was a bit trying as the Town of New Lisbon was resurfacing Texas Road and we were making some of the first tracks on the new dirt surface.   We started up the Blue Trail and then the cut offContinue reading “May 11th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest”

April 27th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Aleda Koehn.  The day was gray and started out rather cold, in the thirties, but 16 ADKers came to the Greenway for a “Walk and Spot Spring Wildflowers”.  As we started from the large parking area at the end of Silas Lane, a mower came along the edge of the field.  I wavedContinue reading “April 27th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”