Arnold Lake State Forest Hike – Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Under dry to semi-dry conditions, 28 ADKers enjoyed a 3 mile hike in Arnold Lake State Forest and Hartwick Public lands. The hike started and ended at the Nordic Ski Parking area off of Joe Cornell Road about 5 miles from Milford, NY. The principal beauty and pleasure of the hike were the soft trailsContinue reading “Arnold Lake State Forest Hike – Tuesday, July 21, 2009”

Landis Arboretum Hike – Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twenty-three hikers visited a well-watered, green and sparkling Landis Arboretum located near Esperance, NY. If you haven’t been there in a while, you’ll be astonished. The arboretum has grown to 500 acres and has added a stand of old-growth forest, bog plants, perennial beds and an attractive visitors center where we ate our lunches andContinue reading “Landis Arboretum Hike – Tuesday, July 14, 2009”

College Camp Hike – Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We met at the SUCO College Camp in the midst of several rain showers. By the time we started the hike the rain was lighter, and during the hike the sun came out. Many of us started with colorful umbrellas but soon most had shed their raincoats. Fourteen of us enjoyed the 1.8 mile hikeContinue reading “College Camp Hike – Tuesday, July 7, 2009”

Fernleigh Farm Hike – Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday June 30, 2009 Kay and Ted Kantorowski led a hike starting and ending at Fernleigh Farm in Cooperstown. A brief rain shower occurred on the trail but it was sunny by the time the group reached Star Field and a magnificent view of Otsego Lake. Photographs of the trip were taken by Currie MarrContinue reading “Fernleigh Farm Hike – Tuesday, June 30, 2009”

Goodyear Lake Hike — Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WOW!!! Was it because of the beautiful summer day or was it the lure of “ice cream provided”? Whatever the reason, a remarkable number of hikers (37) gathered to walk at Goodyear Lake. Included in our group were the visiting grandchildren of two of our hikers – Chelsea from California and 6-year old Dennis fromContinue reading “Goodyear Lake Hike — Tuesday, June 23, 2009”

Hick State Forest Hike – Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It was not the hike that was promised, nor was it the hike that anyone expected. The leader was the most surprised walker of all. That is because, as the ADK Steward for the trail, she thought she knew the place well. However, I did get off the marked trail onto an unmarked, but obviousContinue reading “Hick State Forest Hike – Tuesday, June 9, 2009”

Mud Lake from Upper Riddell — Tuesday, June 2, 2009

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 33 ADKers walked uphill from the entrance of upper Riddell State Park to a creek where we took a snack break. Some decided to return at this point, but 26 hikers crossed the creek and continued to Mud Lake. Mud Lake is an open bog surrounded by a sphagnum moss mat.Continue reading “Mud Lake from Upper Riddell — Tuesday, June 2, 2009”

Davis State Park Hike – May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, about 30 ADKers walked Andy’s trail at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park in Westford, NY. Participants responded cheerily to the sunny skies, to temperatures about 68 degrees temperature, and to the exceptional finds along the way. One of these finds was a clump of Pink Lady’s-Slipper orchids, and another captivating find, was aContinue reading “Davis State Park Hike – May 26, 2009”

Wildflower Hike at Gilbert Lake – Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thirty-one people turned out for a two-event day. Thirteen people went with Carol Saggese and did a wildflower photo walk. The rest hiked with Fran Darrah. We saw many flowers and plants. Cameras were clicking away as we shot everything in our path. It was quite the scene, as photographers were sitting and lying downContinue reading “Wildflower Hike at Gilbert Lake – Tuesday, May 12, 2009”