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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 Summer 2019, 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.

Aug 20, HOMER FOLK'S STATE FOREST - The hike on Tuesday, August 20 is at Homer Folks’ State Forest, which is on the hill behind Oneonta Job Corps. Meet at the parking lot at the trail head about 9:30 am and we will start hiking at 9:45. The hike is approximately 3.6 miles. A large section of trail is uneven with roots and rocks. A hiking pole is helpful.
DIRECTIONS: From Main St. turn onto Chestnut St. (Rte 7) and then across from Walgreen’s turn onto West St. (The Daily Star building is on this corner) Continue up West St. about 1.1 miles and turn left at the main entrance into Oneonta Job Corps. Continue up the hill until the T and turn left. The parking area is on the left. Questions, call Jim Austin at 437-5734.

Aug 21, PICNIC AT FORTIN PARK - The Aug. 21st picnic meeting has to be changed to Fortin Park instead of the Wiggin Cottage. We need to be out of town and July’s picnic at Fortin was rained out. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting and beverage. You may come to the park anytime, but we begin to eat at 6 pm.
DIRECTIONS: Fortin Park is near the Farmhouse Restaurant in Oneonta. Opposite the restaurant, turn onto Hwy 47, travel across the Susquehanna Rv., take the first rt. onto Youngs Rd. and follow it to the parking lot. Continue to the left thru the lot to the Pavilion. For those using I-88 take exit 16 to reach Hwy 47. We usually have time for a walk around the perimeter of the Park, former grass strip air plane landing field. Any questions call Currie or Virginia Marr. 432-5434.

Aug 27 -Glenda Bolton, 432-7485, Palmer Hill, Andes

Sep 3 - Currie & Ginny Marr, 432-5434, SUNY Oneonta College Camp

Sep 10 -Roberta Austin, 435-1319, Windswept Acres, Delhi

Sep 17 -Tracy Verma, 353-9620, New Island, Oneonta

Sep 18 - Monthly Meeting - Pam Lea will present a photo journey of her travels with OAT (Overseas Adventure Travel) to "Bhutan and Nepal" in Oct/Nov. of 2018. These two countries, along with the Himalaya Mountains, serve as a buffer between India and China. Come share a bit of the culture and the wildlife of this very unique part of the world.

Sep 24 -Liza Mundy, 286-7609, Upper Gilboa Reservoir

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