June 7th, 2022 – Windswept Acres, DeLancey

Report by Roberta Austin.  Nineteen hikers met at Windswept Acres to walk 3.2 miles through wooded areas and beautiful meadows.  The trails are well maintained and provide many hours of enjoyment to people and their horses. We saw tiny toads and colorful wildflowers. Some hikers enjoyed eating their lunch among the flower gardens.  We wereContinue reading “June 7th, 2022 – Windswept Acres, DeLancey”

May 31st, 2022 – Sleeping Lion Trail, Glimmerglass State Park

Report by Diane Aaronson.  Tuesday, May 31, 2022, thirteen hikers enjoyed the Sleeping Lion trail at Glimmerglass State Park, Cooperstown. We met at the parking area near the restrooms and picnic pavilion, and then headed up to the trailhead. What a beautiful morning! We saw lots of fresh green grass, wildflowers and saplings growing inContinue reading “May 31st, 2022 – Sleeping Lion Trail, Glimmerglass State Park”

May 17th, 2022 – Mt. Utsaysantha

Report by Betsy Cunningham.  On May 17th, seventeen hardy ADK hikers went up Mt. Utsayantha in the village of Stamford. This 1 mile, 3210 ft. hike was challenging and invigorating.  Many members took up the challenge to walk up the fire tower. The wind gusted and the temperature dropped, but we all enjoyed a picnicContinue reading “May 17th, 2022 – Mt. Utsaysantha”

May 10th, 2022 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Scott Fielder.  On May 10th, seventeen hikers showed up on a perfectly beautiful day for a two and a quarter mile hike on the Greenway.  The pace was not fast as we wanted to observe wildflowers and birds.  We were not disappointed in the variety of either.  The following wildflowers were in bloom: Continue reading “May 10th, 2022 – Oneonta Greenway”

May 3rd, 2022 – Finger Lakes Trail

Report by Tom Austin.  Twenty-two ADKers walked a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail near the Cannonsville Reservoir, a total of 2.5 mi. out and back.  Ten people continued on for another short distance in the opposite direction, adding about 20 more minutes of walking. Weather was perfect for the hike, sunny and spring-time warm.Continue reading “May 3rd, 2022 – Finger Lakes Trail”

April 26th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Aleda Koehn.  The weather was “iffy” but 19 ADKer’s were set to hike the circle route around Ice Pond and Lake of the Twin Fawns and return by the cabin colony – about 3 miles.  There was a bit of misty rain when we started but it was mainly dry the entire trip. Continue reading “April 26th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park”

April 12th, 2022 – Homer Folks State Forest

Report by Jendy Murphy and Paul Wehren.  Twenty intrepid hikers agreed to the “rain or shine” provision for our hike through Homer Folks State Forest in Oneonta on April 12th.  Luckily, the rain was barely a sprinkle as we headed up toward the water towers, and the sun came out pretty quickly, with nice patchesContinue reading “April 12th, 2022 – Homer Folks State Forest”

April 10th, 2022 – College Camp

Report by Jared Stanley.  On Sunday, 12 hikers explored portions of the yellow, green and red trails at SUNY Oneonta’s College camp. Throughout the 1.5-mile hike, we experienced all the typical weather our region has to offer in the month of April – snow, wind, blue skies and sunshine.  Due to the recent rain storms in ourContinue reading “April 10th, 2022 – College Camp”

April 5th, 2022 – Clark Tower, Cooperstown

Report by Sarah Patterson.  We had twenty-two people sign up for the hike to Clark Tower and we welcomed a guest, and potential new member, Carol. The day started chilly but warmed up quickly as the sun came out.  We hiked up the old carriage road and made the left up to the Tower whereContinue reading “April 5th, 2022 – Clark Tower, Cooperstown”