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”

August 3rd, 2021 – Hebbard Hill Area, Franklin

Report by Rod and Sally Hebbard.  Twenty-two hikers met at our home to hike around our meadows.  Due to concerns about ticks in unmown fields, we decided to shorten the hike [said by one member to be a social walk] to about 1.5 miles.  We enjoyed views of open fields, areas of old homesteads andContinue reading “August 3rd, 2021 – Hebbard Hill Area, Franklin”

Star Field – July 27th, 2021

Report by Sarah Patterson.  Eighteen hikers met on Chicken Farm Hill Rd. in Cooperstown to hike the 3.7 miles to Star Field and back. We were joined by Marie Lusins’ cousins, Tanina and Don, visiting from N. Carolina. We met at 9:30 and the morning was perfect for hiking. The trail is gentle up andContinue reading “Star Field – July 27th, 2021”

July 20th, 2021 – Hunt’s Pond

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  Eighteen hikers found their way to Hunt’s Pond, South New Berlin for our regular scheduled hike.  It was a warm morning with some sunshine.  We parked in the large parking area, right near the pond.  The hike was approximately 2 1/2 miles along the pond and past a few campsites.  ThereContinue reading “July 20th, 2021 – Hunt’s Pond”