UPCOMING HIKES





Fri.  23  Aug. 2019
Bucks Brook Road to Ridge Road & return
7.2 miles
Be at the rear parking lot of Ho Jo's in Norwich at 9:00 a.m.
We will depart at 9:05 a.m. sharp.


Sat. 24, Aug., 2019 
Otselic River parking area to Partridge Hill Road & return
8.0 miles
Be at the rear parking lot of HoJo's in Norwich at 9:00 a.m.
We will depart at 9:05 a.m. sharp.

Hills and rugged terrain. Hiking sticks are highly recommended.
Bring water, lunch and snacks for yourselves.

Weather forecast says cool, dry and comfortable.

Any questions contact Dave Sadler at davidsadler_13043@yahoo.com
or (315) 813-2962



Saturday, August 24th, hike and dedication
Please join us (Foothills Trail Club) in celebrating the latest lean-to which will be dedicated to Wally Wood, founding father of the Finger Lakes Trail, and Mabel James, founder of the Conservation Trail.  This special lean-to is one of those used as part of our display at the International Trails Symposium in Syracuse in May, so now it has been reassembled into its final location, on Map M3/CT3, a short distance west of Salamanca Road.

Please NOTE: at the same time as our event is going on there will also be an orienteering event.  The Buffalo Orienteering Club is holding the Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike with long and short components, so we will run into people going all different directions.  This is a competition with prizes for the winners.  So please keep your eyes out for the runners as they race against the clock to get all of the flags. 

We have 3 hikes scheduled to the dedication after which we will enjoy hot dogs (weather permitting) supplied by Finger Lakes Trail Conference. Sorry no dogs allowed on Foothills hikes.
Dedication @ 12:30 – hot dogs afterwards
Hike 1 – M3/CT3 Access 5 to Access 1.  Total miles 8.8 -  Meet @ Access 1 – end of Stone Chimney Road  @ 9AM We will Carpool to access 5 Mutton Hollow Road at Radio Tower. We will hike approx. 5.8 mile to Dedication and Hot dogs.  Afterwards hike 3 miles to Stone Chimney Road.  Leader Chuck Feldman 716/866-8945
Hike 2 – M3/CT3 Access 3 to Access 1. Total miles 5.8 - Meet @ Access 1 end of Stone Chimney Road @ 10AM We will carpool to Access 3 Hungry Hollow Road.  We will hike approx. 2.8 miles to dedication and hot dogs.  Afterwards hike 3 miles to Stone Chimney Road. Leader Patty Pikul 716/504-7657
Hike 3 – M3/CT3 Access 2 Little Rock City Road @ circle @ 11AM  We will explore rocks then hike to Lean-to.  This will be a short hike to dedication and hot dogs. Afterwards hike back to Rock City Road.  Total hike less than 3 miles.  Leader Robert Chau 716/713-5772 (Direction to Little Rock City Rd: Whig Street off Rt. 242,  Hungry Hollow Road, Little Rock City Road – watch for signs)
Anyone who would like to just join in the dedication and have hot dogs can park on Salamanca Road and hike in approx. ¼ mile. (directions to Salamanca Road; Whig Street off Rt. 242, Hungry Hollow Road, Little Rock City Road,  Salamanca Rd. – watch for signs.

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Hike - Sunday Afternoon 25 Aug 2019 - Beaver Meadow SF, Ots+Smyr

Watershed Weir and Experimental Forest Headquarters too all in one action-packed hike! Yes, in the Beaver Meadow State Forest straddling the Otselic + Smyrna border. Once the dreaded realm of the notorious Beaver Meadow Gang. About 3 miles or so. A road hike with some hard-to-ignore hills.
Meet in Norwich in the lot back of HoJo at 1:00.  We depart promptly at 1:05. To meet elsewhere, or for more info, contact me at 607-336-4628 or windsorda@yahoo.com