August 23rd, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park

Report by Sarah Patterson.  Don’t underestimate the SUSQADKers! I woke up on August 23rd around 7:00 am to rain and thunder and thought, “uh oh!” Consulting with Diane and Linda, we decided to meet and take an easier hike on the roads in Wilber. But, NO! Not to be “VerKlemp”, 27 hikers showed up andContinue reading “August 23rd, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park”

August 16th, 2022 – Neahwa Park

Report by Jann Ewen.  It was a beautiful Tuesday morning, August 16th, for a hike around the perimeters of Neahwa and Catella Parks, including the newly paved Mill Race Trail. Twenty-two of us enjoyed the walk, sometimes through the mown wet grass and other times along the shady areas as well. Good time was hadContinue reading “August 16th, 2022 – Neahwa Park”

July 26th, 2022 – Woodland Walk, Jefferson

Report by Betsy Cunningham.  On July 26, nineteen hikers, including four first-timers, walked 2 1/2 miles on a country road and woodland paths in Jefferson. The weather was perfect – warm, sunny and not humid. All participants enjoyed food and conversation following the trek at the home of Neil and Betsy Cunningham. Photo by NeilContinue reading “July 26th, 2022 – Woodland Walk, Jefferson”

July 19th, 2022 – SUNY Oneonta College Camp

Report by Peggy and Art Palmer.  We had 20 people sign up for a hike starting at the SUCO College camp lodge. The group split up into a longer, 2.1 mile, hike up to the ridge above the lodge with a view down the power line, while the other group took a more horizontal, shorterContinue reading “July 19th, 2022 – SUNY Oneonta College Camp”

July 12th, 2022 – Arnold Lake State Forest

Report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  Twenty-four hikers had a perfect morning for the 3.3 mile Nordic Trail hike in Arnold Lake State Forest.   Mostly we were in the shade of the forest and everyone was prepared with long pants for the high grass.  At a few places we had to skirt around some muddyContinue reading “July 12th, 2022 – Arnold Lake State Forest”

July 5th, 2022 – Hunt’s Pond

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  Eighteen hikers showed up ready to hike along Hunt’s Pond in New Berlin. We walked just under three miles, doing all of the camping loops. Along the way, we saw some wildflowers, as well as three families camping. It was a beautiful summer day, not to hot and with a slight breezeContinue reading “July 5th, 2022 – Hunt’s Pond”

June 28th, 2022 – Susquehanna Greenway

Report by Ruth Schaeffer. There were 22 hikers all together, including a couple of newones. We observed a few remaining wild flowers and heard a very noisy catbird as wewalked a total of 2.3 miles on this beautiful day.    We appreciated the fact that the trailhad been recently mowed making it a nice trailContinue reading “June 28th, 2022 – Susquehanna Greenway”

June 14th, 2022 – Lower Riddell State Park

Jann Ewen led seventeen ADKers on this easy walk through Lower Riddell State Park. We encountered NYS Parks and Recreation employees who had been preparing a portion of a field near the Schenevus Creek to be seeded with native plants. In the future, some trees will be planted in that area. Photos by Scott FielderContinue reading “June 14th, 2022 – Lower Riddell State Park”

June 7th, 2022 – Windswept Acres, DeLancey

Report by Roberta Austin.  Nineteen hikers met at Windswept Acres to walk 3.2 miles through wooded areas and beautiful meadows.  The trails are well maintained and provide many hours of enjoyment to people and their horses. We saw tiny toads and colorful wildflowers. Some hikers enjoyed eating their lunch among the flower gardens.  We wereContinue reading “June 7th, 2022 – Windswept Acres, DeLancey”