March 29th – Fortin Park

Report by Barb Baumann.  The weather was cold and breezy, the conversation warm and friendly for the 13 ADKers who walked along the perimeter of the snow-covered fields at Fortin Park on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  We heard at least one Cardinal, a Tufted Titmouse, some Chickadees and sparrows and a number of other birdsContinue reading “March 29th – Fortin Park”

March 22nd, 2022 – Crumhorn Mountain

Report by Maureen Dresser.  The hike was great.  We walked on Boy Scout Road, passing by the Scout Camp (Henderson Reservation) and Crumhorn Lake. The lake is always pretty. For some it was about three and a half miles, for others a little shorter. It was a cool, crisp, sunny day with twenty-two hikers showingContinue reading “March 22nd, 2022 – Crumhorn Mountain”

March 15th, 2022 – Lower Riddell State Park

Report by Lucille Wiggin.  The Tue., March 15th hike at Riddell State Park was on a beautiful day that brought out twenty-one walkers.  Linda Pearce led the “more energetic” folks on the longer, hilly walk while three of us “old timers” stayed on the level.  The snow had melted to about two inches and the ground wasContinue reading “March 15th, 2022 – Lower Riddell State Park”

March 8th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Aleda Koehn.  Fourteen brave ADKer’s met at the south end of Gilbert Lake State Park on a morning of about 25 degrees with a good breeze tossing about bits of snow.  On Sunday I had walked the entire route, from the parking lot, west side of lake, across the road, around the twoContinue reading “March 8th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park”

March 1st, 2022 – Neahwa Park & Catella Park, Oneonta

Report by Art and Peggy Palmer.  Our original goal (SUCO College Camp) was canceled because of poor conditions. Instead we substituted the familiar hike around Neahwa Park plus a visit to neighboring Catella Park to view the wells that provide most of Oneonta’s water.  Twenty ADKers came out on this brisk morning for a walkContinue reading “March 1st, 2022 – Neahwa Park & Catella Park, Oneonta”

February 22nd, 2022 – Susquehanna Greenway

Report by Bill and Kathy Holmstrom.  On February 22nd, twenty-two hikers joined together for a 2.3-mile circuit hike on the Susquehanna Greenway.  Before starting, we celebrated Roberta Austin’s birthday with a round of “Happy Birthday”. Wild temperature swings the previous week left the trail with patches of ice, as well as wet spots, to navigate.Continue reading “February 22nd, 2022 – Susquehanna Greenway”

February 15th, 2022 – Goodyear Lake

Report by Linda Pearce.  Twenty-one hikers came out on a brisk, sunny afternoon for our hike at Goodyear Lake.  Led by Barb Baumann, five people opted to do an easier and shorter walk of two miles on the lake roads.  The other fifteen, equipped with crampons and poles, did a three-mile hike from our houseContinue reading “February 15th, 2022 – Goodyear Lake”

February 8th, 2022 – Fortin Park

Report by Barb Baumann.  A Bald Eagle soared overhead as a welcome for the 23 ADKers gathered at the edge of the Fortin Park parking lot to sign in for the day’s hike. Because the snow was not appropriate for either skis or snowshoes, we walked the perimeter of the former F&F Airport’s landing/take-off field,Continue reading “February 8th, 2022 – Fortin Park”

February 1st, 2022 – Catskill Rail Trail, Stamford

Report by Tom Austin.  On a sunny, balmy day with temperatures up to 20° at hike start and two hours later 30°, twenty-one hikers walked the Catskill Railtrail. Led by Tom and Roberta Austin, we started at Vasta’s parking lot in Stamford, entered the trail toward Hobart and walked out an hour. A little overContinue reading “February 1st, 2022 – Catskill Rail Trail, Stamford”

January 4th, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park

Report by Diane Aaronson.  Twenty-three people braved cold temperatures to hike the Van Cleft trail, which is accessed through Wilber Park, Oneonta. The day was sunny, clear and cold.  Two members opted to walk the paved trails in Wilber Park. The rest of us warmed up quickly as we headed uphill on the blue andContinue reading “January 4th, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park”