New Island Forest Trail – January 24, 2023

Report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  Oneonta had 8 inches of snowfall on January 23, so it was suggested that members wear snowshoes or crampons for the hike.  Twenty-three hikers signed in, and four decided to walk around Neahwa Park.  The rest of us headed off through Catella Park to New Island.  The temperature wasContinue reading “New Island Forest Trail – January 24, 2023”

New Island – September 13, 2022

Report by Aleda Koehn.  On a day of uncertain weather, fifteen intrepid ADKers walked the newly paved path through Catella park, across the I-88 off and on ramps, and onto the grassy slope leading to the trail toward New Island.  Goldenrod of many species in full bloom, displays of giant pokeweed with red stems and purple-black berries, manyContinue reading “New Island – September 13, 2022”

January 25th, 2022 – New Island Trail

Report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  January 25 was a cloudy, crisp morning.  Due to construction along the Mill Race, cars had to be parked at the Damaschke Field parking lot.  This added half a mile to our planned 3 mile hike.  Fifteen hikers began walking through Catella Park to New Island.  Two hikers thenContinue reading “January 25th, 2022 – New Island Trail”

June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail

Report by Tracy Verma.  On Tuesday, June 29, the ADK hike was at New Island Trail in Oneonta where 15 hikers met at Catella Park on the very warm, sunny morning. For the 12 hikers who continued on the entire DO Trail, we walked about 3.8 flat miles in about 2 1/2 hours. The hikersContinue reading “June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail”

March 23rd, 2021 -New Island Trail

Report by Tracy Verma.  Nine people attended our hike on this cool, warming, sunny, spring day, peeling off layers as temperatures rose to the 50’s.  The muddy patches had dried up somewhat since last Sunday and were manageable to get around.  We walked about 3 1/2 miles for 2 hours.   Angry Beaver was theContinue reading “March 23rd, 2021 -New Island Trail”