October 19th, 2021 – Wilber Park

Report by Sarah Patterson.  Twenty hikers met at the top of Youngman Ave. to hike the logging roads in the Glenwood Creek section of Wilber Park. The old mountain bike trails have been obliterated by the recent logging that has occurred, but the loggers have smoothed out the roads as compared to earlier this year.Continue reading “October 19th, 2021 – Wilber Park”

October 12th, 2021 – Betty and Wilber State Park

Report by Linda Pearce. The morning of our hike at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park on October 12th provided us a bright blue sky, warm temperatures and colorful autumn leaves. The 229 acre park in the town of Westford offers a three mile trail, known as Andy’s Trail, around the perimeter of the park.Continue reading “October 12th, 2021 – Betty and Wilber State Park”

October 5th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Jann Ewen.  On another cloudy, potentially rainy day, 19 ADKers braved a hike on the Oneonta Greenway.  That included three of our new members: Peggy and Arthur Palmer, and Marianne Coursen…plus a “paddling” of Merganser ducks, several unidentified cherry-seeking birds (probably Cedar Waxwings), and a “scourge” of 27,241 hungry, biting insects. It wasContinue reading “October 5th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”

September 28th, 2021 – Briar Creek Road

Report by Kathy Holmstrom.  September 28th’s ADK hike was on the Holmstrom property on Briar Creek Road in Otego. Eleven intrepid hikers met despite a steady, heavy rain. Two were new members to the organization. We hiked around fields and through woods. One member commented on how the damp conditions allowed the quietness of theContinue reading “September 28th, 2021 – Briar Creek Road”

September 21st, 2021 – Wilber Park

Report by Diane Aaronson.  Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the last day of summer according to the celestial calendar, was a beautiful day, perfect for hiking.  Twenty-two hikers enjoyed the trails at Wilber Park, Oneonta. A few took the paved, level trails, and many others took the yellow, blue and red trails through the woods. ThereContinue reading “September 21st, 2021 – Wilber Park”

September 14th, 2021 – Valley View Hiking Trails

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  The hike on Tues., Sept. 14 was at Valley View Hiking Trails off of Rt. 7 between Unadilla and Sidney with twenty-one hikers participating.  The morning was overcast and cloudy and cool. The trail started out by following a stream which was quite full with the recent rains. By the time weContinue reading “September 14th, 2021 – Valley View Hiking Trails”

September 7th, 2021 – Sleeping Lion Trail

Report by Edward Pixley.  On Tuesday, September 7th, the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club met at Glimmerglass State Park on the northern end of Otsego Lake to hike the Sleeping Lion Trail.  Twenty members and one minor guest participated in the 2.8 mile hike.  The group met at the parking lot just to theContinue reading “September 7th, 2021 – Sleeping Lion Trail”

August 31st, 2021 – Fetterley Forest

Report by Linda Pearce.  A very pleasant morning awaited the twenty-six hikers that met to walk the trails at Fetterley Forest on the east side of Canadarago Lake near Richfield Springs.  Fetterley Forest is an Otsego Land Trust property and was one of the hikes that was included in the Summer Challenge of Otsego Outdoors. Continue reading “August 31st, 2021 – Fetterley Forest”

August 24th, 2021 – Crumhorn Mountain

Report by Maureen Dresser.  Fifteen hikers participated in the hike on Boy Scout Road near Crumhorn Lake. The lake roads were nicely shaded by the trees, making the morning walk very enjoyable. At Lucille Wiggin’s invitation, several hikers went to her camp on the lake to have their lunch and go for a swim.  SpecialContinue reading “August 24th, 2021 – Crumhorn Mountain”

August 10th, 2021 – Clark Tower

Report by Lucille Wiggin.  The second Clark Tower hike on Aug. 10th explored different trails on the property.  This time we went straight up the hill to the replica of an Irish Tower and observed the grave stones of Ambrose Clark, his favorite steeple racing horse and most successful bird dog.  After pausing to observe theContinue reading “August 10th, 2021 – Clark Tower”