Gilbert Lake State Park – December 1st, 2020

Trip report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  How fortunate we were that no rain interrupted our December 1st hike at Gilbert Lake State Park.  Twenty hikers took off from the parking area, past the large pavilion, and to the Deer Run camping loops.  After meandering through those roads we went to the lake and startedContinue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – December 1st, 2020”

Goey Pond, Milford -November 17, 2020

Report by Liza Mundy.  On Nov. 17th, seventeen bundled hikers headed out in light snow to Goey Pond in Milford. Many of the hikers were acquainted with the secluded lake while some were not aware of its existence. At one time, not so long ago, it was the main water source for Milford, henceforth, makingContinue reading “Goey Pond, Milford -November 17, 2020”

Gilbert Lake State Park – November 10, 2020

Report by Aleda Koehn.   THREE PONDS AND A LAKE.   Seventeen ADK’ers arrived at the far end of Gilbert Lake on a “summer day” in November.  Five began the walk around the lake while the other twelve took the trail up and down through the woods to connect to the pond trails.  Arriving atContinue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – November 10, 2020”

Lower Reservoir Road, Oneonta – Nov. 3, 2020

Report by Janice Downie.  Eighteen ADK folks hiked three miles on a windy, 35 degree morning at Lower Reservoir Rd., Oneonta.  A steep hill climb led us to an “ancient” White Oak Tree, over 100 years old, and measuring 15’4” in circumference.  The hike continued into dense, wet woods, along old rock walls, and acrossContinue reading “Lower Reservoir Road, Oneonta – Nov. 3, 2020”

Lower Riddell State Park – October 27, 2020

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  The hike on Tues., Oct.27 was at Lower Riddell State Park.  Fourteen people hiked the trails and enjoyed a few breaks of sunshine.  The temperature was just right for a fall hike. We walked onto the bridge and played “the stick game”. From one side of the bridge, we tossed our sticksContinue reading “Lower Riddell State Park – October 27, 2020”

Wilber Park – October 13, 2020

Report by Tracy Verma.  On a gray morning with a very light, unimposing, gentle mist of rain, 9 ADK hikers went up Wilber Park Drop Trail, then turned north on the black trail and down the yellow to the blue trail. The trail was a little hard to follow due to fresh leaf fall, butContinue reading “Wilber Park – October 13, 2020”

Milford State Forest – October 6th, 2020

Report by Linda Pearce. A crisp and sunny autumn morning awaited the ten ADKers that met at Milford State Forest for a 3 ½ mile hike. The first section of the hike was on a wide snowmobile trail. After walking up the seasonal State Land Road, we hiked a 1 ¼ mile loop on theContinue reading “Milford State Forest – October 6th, 2020”

Wilber Park – Sept. 22, 2020

Report by Currie Marr. On April 28, 2019 Allison Collins reported in the Daily Star that about 30 members of the SUNY Oneonta swim teams, college staff, Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Committee would work with Otsego County forester, Joe Sweeney, to build a multi-use trail within the “Van Cleft” Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary.    One and a half years later, 19Continue reading “Wilber Park – Sept. 22, 2020”