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”

April 20th, 2021 – Fortin Park

Report by Bob Ciganek.   Our Tuesday weekly outing was slated for Fortin Park in the Town of Oneonta.  Deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Currie Marr, we followed a path Currie walked and lovingly talked us through several times. Early spring flowers from Bloodroot to Trout Lilies greeted us. Birdsong followedContinue reading “April 20th, 2021 – Fortin Park”

April 13th, 2021 – Neahwa Park

Report by Barb Baumann.  After the early morning fog lifted, 15 ADK members enjoyed beautiful weather while walking 2 miles along the mill race and the fence lines of both Neahwa and Catella Parks, and passing through the recently cleared space (Sycamore trees remain) for the soon-to-be dog park. Some of our discoveries include suchContinue reading “April 13th, 2021 – Neahwa Park”

April 10th, 2021 – Mud Lake

Trip Report by Liza Mundy – Seven hikers headed to Mud Lake in Ridell State Park. Trail was poorly marked but Alltrails mapping and participants’ printout of the state park trail map led to reaching our destination successfully. We were able to view some of the first signs of spring. A Trailing Arbitus a smallContinue reading “April 10th, 2021 – Mud Lake”

April 6th, 2021 – Riddell State Park

Report by Linda Pearce.  Twenty-two ADKers came together on a pleasant, sunny spring morning at the lower area of Riddell State Park.  Before our hike began, Aleda acknowledged our long-time member and friend, Julie Smith, who will be moving to Virginia.  Julie was given a copy of the recent Foot-Loose! which included three pages ofContinue reading “April 6th, 2021 – Riddell State Park”