Hike the Osgood Trail – Allegany State Park

Hike the Osgood Trail with Short Bushwhack – Allegany State Park Sunday, November 9, 2014 10:00 AM Allegany State Park – Osgood Trail McIntosh Cabins, Allegany State Park, NY (edit map) The Osgood trail is a an official Allegany State Park trail. It is only 2.5 miles long but it is a steady climb of…

Franklin Gulf Park

Franklin Gulf Park Sunday, November 2, 2014 10:00 AM Franklin Gulf County Park North Collins, New York, North Collins, Ne (edit map) Franklin Gulf Park, once known as Larkin Woods, is on the border between the towns of Eden and North Collins. It is an Erie County Conservation Park, most of the land of which…

Eastwood Meadow Trail -Allegany State Park

Eastwood Meadow Trail -Allegany State Park Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:00 AM Allegany State Park – Eastwood Meadow Trail ASP 1, Allegany State Park, NY From the Red House Area drive south on ASP 1 to the parking area (on your right) across from the trail head (on your left) that is just pass the…

18-mile Creek Park Erie County Conservation Park

18-mile Creek Park Erie County Conservation Park Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:00 AM 18-Mile Creek Conservation Park 2600-2772 S Creek Rd, Hamburg, NY Meet at the large DEC parking lot at the end of South Creek road – please carefully review the Google map for directions for finding South Creek road as it is easy…

Chestnut Ridge Park – Casino to Eternal Flame

Chestnut Ridge Park – Casino to Eternal Flame Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:00 AM Chestnut Ridge Park Orchard Park, New York This hike will start at the north end of the Orange trail. There is parking in a dirt lot at the trail head but if that lot is full or too muddy to use…

Sprague Brook Park – West Side Hike

Sprague Brook Park – West Side Hike Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:00 PM Sprague Brook Park 9674 Foote Road, Glenwood, NY Enter the Sprague Brook Park from Foote Road. Make your first left and follow the road to the parking lot that is just past the entrance to the park recreation hall This is an…

Golden Hill State Forest

Golden Hill State Forest Sunday, September 28, 2014 9:00 AM Golden Hill State Forest Humphrey, New York Take Rt 98 to Golden Hill Road. West on Golden Hill Road to the top of the hill and the intersection with Fire Lane Road. Golden Hill State Forest is one of those seldom used gems in western…

Beehunter Trail – Allegany State Park

Beehunter Trail – Allegany State Park Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 AM Allegany State Park – Bee Hunter Trailhead Red House Beach Area, Allegany State Park, NY Beehunter Trail – Allegany State Park This 6 mile hike is on the official park trail called Beehunter. It starts with a steady climb up the ridge between…

Upper X-Country Ski Trails – Allegany State Park

Upper X-Country Ski Trails – Allegany State Park Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:00 AM Allegany Sate Park Summit Area ASP 2, Allegany state Park, NY Summit Parking Area – Art Roscoe Ski Area – Allegany State Park Upper X-Country Ski Trails – Allegany State Park This 8.5 mile hike will take you over the upper…

Elkdale State Forest Hike

Elkdale State Forest 5243 Rt 353, Little Valley, NY Becky and I explored the horse trail in Elkdale State Forest in the fall of 2013. This hike will start on the combined horse trail/snowmobile but when they split we follow the snowmobile trail to the western edge of the forest (shown in ORANGE on the…

Hike in Elkdale State Forest

Elkdale State Forest Saturday, Sep 6, 2014, 10:00 AM Location details are available to members only. 3 Members Attending Becky and I explored the horse trail in Elkdale State Forest in the fall of 2013. This hike will start on the combined horse trail/snowmobile but when they split we follow the snowmobile trail to the…

Things you should never take on a day hike

Twenty-one things you should never take on a day hike and the reasons why: 1. map – I’m hiking on a trail, no one ever gets lost hiking on a trail 2. compass – I’m only going in one direction. 3. whistle – I can whistle or just yell really loud. 4. headlamp or flashlight…

I’ve never been hiking – what should I bring?

A positive attitude. After that, I would like everyone participating in a hike to come fully equipped, but I realize that is not practical, and it is more likely that a beginning hiker will accumulate the basic and emergency hiking equipment as they go along. But there are some things that are so inexpensive and…