New Island – September 10, 2019

Report by Tracy Verma – On September 10, 23 people, some new, attended our hike on New Island Trail in Oneonta. It is not a new island. Rather, it is named after John New, an avid local environmentalist long before the environmental movement began. His daughter had hoped to attend. Hopefully next time. The trail-head startsContinue reading “New Island – September 10, 2019”

SUNY College Camp – September 3, 2019

Report by Currie Marr -On a sunny fall-like day, 26 people came to College Camp for a 2.7 mile hike. The hike started on the Blue Trail with a climb to a patch of grass with a bench. From this point we looped back following a trail with purple-markers. The trail was in good condition andContinue reading “SUNY College Camp – September 3, 2019”

Palmer Hill, Andes, NY – August 27, 2019

Report by Glenda Bolton – There’s nothing like a beautiful late summer hike and 19 ADK members did just that, on August 27th. We visited Palmer Hill, a new hike for ADK, located just outside the village of Andes. We hiked both the Upper and Lower Meadows Trails for an invigorating 3.7 mile hike. Each trailContinue reading “Palmer Hill, Andes, NY – August 27, 2019”

Homer Folk State Forest – August 20, 2019

Report by Jim and Carolyn Austin – Twenty-three adults and five children hiked the Goat Trail Loop at Homer Folks State Forest on Tuesday, August 20. The 3.5 miles consisted of various types of trails and scenery. We traipsed through open areas and then into the woods where we often had to step over rocks andContinue reading “Homer Folk State Forest – August 20, 2019”

Jefferson Woodland Hike – August 13, 2019

Trip Report by Betsy Cunningham – On a drizzly day in August, seventeen ADK members traveled to Jefferson for a woodland walk. We began on a car-less country road lined with ferns, birches and wild flowers. Paths through an adjoining field were covered with wild thyme and filled with milkweed and fruit trees. As we walkedContinue reading “Jefferson Woodland Hike – August 13, 2019”

Goodyear Lake Hike – July 30, 2019

Report by Linda Pearce – Even though it was a very hot summer day, twenty-nine people came out to walk at Goodyear Lake. While two walkers did the shorter walk on the lake roads, the rest of us did a 3-mile hike from our house to the Collier’s Dam. Along Silliman Cove Rd. we encountered aContinue reading “Goodyear Lake Hike – July 30, 2019”

Fetterley Forest – July, 23, 2019

Report by Ruth Schaeffer – Our hike on Tues., July 23 was at Fetterley Forest, Richfield Springs. This is an Otsego Land Trust property above Canadarago Lake. There were 20 hikers ready to learn about ferns and local, native plants from Connie Tedesco, a botanist who identified ferns and wildflowers. We were hoping to identify 10Continue reading “Fetterley Forest – July, 23, 2019”