November 23rd, 2021 – Fortin Park

Report by Barb Baumann.  From the Fortin Park parking lot, braving the cold morning air and lightly snow-covered ground, 17 ADKers walked past two former F&F Airport hangars, up a little hill, through a wooded area bordering a meadow, back down the hill, along the banks of the Susquehanna River to where the Charlotte CreekContinue reading “November 23rd, 2021 – Fortin Park”

November 16th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  On a cloudy, cool November 16th, 22 hikers traveled to Gilbert Lake State Park.  From the parking lot we walked in front of the lodge and along the lake.  At the end of the lake we went into the Cabin area, and back to the lake.  We observed theContinue reading “November 16th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park”

November 9th, 2021 -Woodland Walk

Report by Betsy Cunningham.  Neil and Betsy Cunningham led this hike of eighteen ADKers from their home near Jefferson.  After walking a loop on Woodland Drive, we meandered through the mowed paths back at their property.  We were able to sit out in their yard after the hike and enjoy some chili and corn muffinsContinue reading “November 9th, 2021 -Woodland Walk”

November 2nd, 2021 – Milford State Forest

Report by Aleda Koehn.  A lovely November morning greeted 17 Susquehanna hikers for an easy walk in Milford State Forest.  We entered the trail past the gate just below the intersection of Kelly Corners Road and the north side of State Land Road.  Although the taller trees had mostly lost their leaves, much of theContinue reading “November 2nd, 2021 – Milford State Forest”

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”