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”

May 17th, 2022 – Mt. Utsaysantha

Report by Betsy Cunningham.  On May 17th, seventeen hardy ADK hikers went up Mt. Utsayantha in the village of Stamford. This 1 mile, 3210 ft. hike was challenging and invigorating.  Many members took up the challenge to walk up the fire tower. The wind gusted and the temperature dropped, but we all enjoyed a picnicContinue reading “May 17th, 2022 – Mt. Utsaysantha”

May 10th, 2022 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Scott Fielder.  On May 10th, seventeen hikers showed up on a perfectly beautiful day for a two and a quarter mile hike on the Greenway.  The pace was not fast as we wanted to observe wildflowers and birds.  We were not disappointed in the variety of either.  The following wildflowers were in bloom: Continue reading “May 10th, 2022 – Oneonta Greenway”

May 3rd, 2022 – Finger Lakes Trail

Report by Tom Austin.  Twenty-two ADKers walked a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail near the Cannonsville Reservoir, a total of 2.5 mi. out and back.  Ten people continued on for another short distance in the opposite direction, adding about 20 more minutes of walking. Weather was perfect for the hike, sunny and spring-time warm.Continue reading “May 3rd, 2022 – Finger Lakes Trail”