Wilber Park – February 21, 2023

Report by Tracy Verma.  On February 21, twenty-seven hikers enjoyed walking the lower, easier sections of Wilber Park. Luckily the weather was great, with no snow, ice or slippery mud, and we enjoyed the sunshine. We viewed the graveyard of two Oneonta Fire Dept. mascot dogs with engraved granite stones from the 1930’s and 1950’s, whichContinue reading “Wilber Park – February 21, 2023”

Wilber Park – January 17, 2023

Report by Sarah Patterson.  Twenty-five of us met at the tennis courts to park as the upper- level gate is closed for the winter.  We planned to hike the Blue trail out and the Red trail back. Tracy and I had hiked it on Friday and it was soggy in spots with variable terrain. IContinue reading “Wilber Park – January 17, 2023”

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”

January 4th, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park

Report by Diane Aaronson.  Twenty-three people braved cold temperatures to hike the Van Cleft trail, which is accessed through Wilber Park, Oneonta. The day was sunny, clear and cold.  Two members opted to walk the paved trails in Wilber Park. The rest of us warmed up quickly as we headed uphill on the blue andContinue reading “January 4th, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park”

October 19th, 2021 – Wilber Park

Report by Sarah Patterson.  Twenty hikers met at the top of Youngman Ave. to hike the logging roads in the Glenwood Creek section of Wilber Park. The old mountain bike trails have been obliterated by the recent logging that has occurred, but the loggers have smoothed out the roads as compared to earlier this year.Continue reading “October 19th, 2021 – Wilber Park”

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”

March 2nd, 2021 – Wilber Park

Report by Currie Marr.  Hiking conditions in Wilber Park were not promising. A cold front came through the night before lowering morning temperatures to 9 degrees F, and the prevailing cycle of alternating warm – freezing temperatures left extensive patches of ice on the paths and roads. Nevertheless, 6 people gathered to walk at the north endContinue reading “March 2nd, 2021 – Wilber Park”

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”

Wilber Park – July 14th, 2020

Report by Currie Marr: Due to Covid-19, the Wilber Park hike, July 14, was the first scheduled hike to actually occur since mid-March.  Twenty people were eager to escape the confinement of home and join friends to walk selected bike paths that followed the Oneonta Creek, back of the High School, and return to theContinue reading “Wilber Park – July 14th, 2020”