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Outings Schedule


All area codes are 607 unless otherwise noted.

Please call trip leaders for hike details and to car pool. Riders should contribute a fair share toward gas.

Each trip leader must have all participants sign the liability release form which may be downloaded from our website:

Please Note: The outings listed below were current when the October 2014, Foot_Loose! Newsletter was issued. Consult the calendar for subsequent changes, additions and details of "To-Be-Announced" (TBA) outings.


Ratings are subjective and chosen by the leader. If you are uncertain that you are up to the hike, consult the leader. Tuesday outings are walks.

Class A – Difficult: More than 1500’ climb or more than 8 miles distance. More than 35 miles on the bike.

Class B – Moderate: Less than 1500’ climb and 6 to 8 miles total distance. 10-30 miles on bike.

Class C – Easy: Well-graded trails and less than 6 miles total distance. 10 miles or less by bike, suitable for beginners.

Walk: Less than 4 miles total distance, suitable for children.

TO LEAD A HIKE: Contact Linda Pearce, 607-432-8969, lpearce42 (at) OR Julie Smith, 607-432-8642, smithj3 (at) Trip leaders must have all participants sign a liability release form, which may be downloaded from our website: If you have any questions regarding a hike, including CANCELLATION: 1) CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER 2) Check the website 3) Check email messages.

MAY 29, PICNIC AT SEROKA'S PARK - The annual ADK and friends potluck picnic this year will be held on Monday, May 29 at the Seroka Riverfront park in Otego. Depending on the river conditions, canoeists should begin arriving after 11:00 a.m., so come any time after that to cheer them on. Bring noisemakers if you want to. We will eat at 1:00 p.m., so if you plan on eating with us, bring a dish to pass, your tableware, beverage, cooler with ice for your food, and lawn chair. There are ticks and other undesirable insects, so bring whatever you use to be safe and comfortable outside. Chef Michael will be grilling chicken, hotdogs, and hamburgers. If you need directions, call or email Jean and Joe at 607 988 7007 or

MAY 30, Wilber Park: “Widow Maker Trail” Hike - The hike on Tuesday, May 30, will start from Wilber Park of Oneonta, N.Y. Meet in the upper level parking area near the pavilion by 10 am. The entrance to the park is off Center Street between Walling and Draper.
Via the “Wilber Drop Trail” we will climb the hill side to connect with the “Widow Maker Trail,” and return to the park by a network of trails kind to knees. The entire hike is about 3 miles and takes about 2 ½ hrs. Trail surfaces are often rough due to exposed roots and loose stone. Expect a few puddles to walk around. - Currie and Virginia Marr, (607) 432-5434.

JUN 6 - Aleda Koehn, 267-4586, Mud Lake Hike

JUN 13 - Maureen Willis, 286-9821, Hike Crumhorn area

JUN 20 - Roberta Austin, 865-6540, Hike Horse Trail - Delhi

JUN 21, Gilbert Lake State Park Annual Picnic at the first pavilion - Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. You may come to the park anytime, but we will begin to eat at 6 p.m. If you are over 62, even if you are in a car of youngsters, and you are not the driver, your driver's license is your free passport into the park. Otherwise, $7 per car entrance fee.

JUN 27 - Linda Pearce, 432-8969, Hike Goodyear Lake area

JUL 1, Volunteer Day: Trailblazing At Texas School House Forest - On Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM the Town of New Lisbon in cooperation with the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will sponsor a Volunteer Day. “Our plan is to clear about two miles of recreational trails in the Texas School House State Forest. The proposed trails take the hiker over varied terrain, through a mature woods to a large pond with abundant bird and wildlife to view.” ADK members have enjoyed the beauty of this area because of hikes led by Nina & Joe Hart (2008) and Ernie Mahlke (2013). Volunteers are welcome to help this effort by clearing debris and down trees by hand from the proposed trails. ALL VOLUNTEERS NEED TO REGISTER TO HELP! Details found on this link:

Your executive committee, wishing to reduce our carbon footprint, encourages members from outside Oneonta to carpool to meetings and activities.