Hiking Schedule

 

Hiker's Corner:


INSURANCE NOTE: Attention members: Foothills Trail Club carries liability insurance to financially protect all of us in case a participant in a Foothills activity is injured. As a condition of our insurance coverage, every participant in an activity needs to sign the liability waiver before the activity begins. So please make sure you sign the form!


HIKE LEADERS AND HIKERS: Before you commit to lead a club hike or plan a personal hike, check the trail conditions to ensure that the trail is open. This information can be found on the FLT website: www.fingerlakestrail.org. Click on "TRAIL CONDITIONS" and select the map # for your intended hike. Map numbers that appear in ORANGE have trails closures for hunting. Trail conditions are outlined for all the other maps #'s.


HIKER RESPONSIBILITY: We remind you that you, and only you, are responsible for your own actions. Come to our events prepared. Do not participate if the event may present a hazard for which you or your party members are not prepared. If weather is questionable or if you have questions, please call the named hike coordinator; the hike may be canceled. When participating, please respect the coordinator and do not break away from the group without telling them. We suggest you always keep your eye on someone in front of you, and behind you if you are in the lead. Please remember that hike leaders are not guides; they are volunteers, willing to share their knowledge and experience with you. Please give them your cooperation and respect. The leader has the right to refuse anyone who is not prepared for the outing. In addition, if the hike leader does arrange carpooling, passengers are expected to contribute toward the cost of transportation. Finally, since there are RISKS INVOLVED in hiking everyone participating does so at his or her own risk.


REMEMBER TO RESPECT LANDOWNER RIGHTS: Stay on the trail, don't take shortcuts, don't walk on crops, don't build fires or camp on private land and NEVER, EVER enter landowner buildings.



There are hikes scheduled for many days.  Be sure to thank those members who have volunteered to lead these activities.

Saturday, Jun 10 9am 5-6 mi 2B
Clarence
MEET: in parking lot of Clarence Town Park on Main Street (Route 5) in front of the clubhouse. Hike will be a combination of paved road and wooded paths.
Call 716-759-2628

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Saturday, Jun 10 9:30am 10 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Getman Road to Old Big Tree Road (CT7)
MEET: at the trailhead on Old Big Tree Road. Call 716-316-4388

Sunday, Jun 11 9am 7 mi 2B
Conservation Trail / Finger Lakes Trail - Poverty Hill Road to Route 240
(Map M3/CT3, Access 8 to Access 12)
MEET: at Route 240 and Fancy Tract Road (park on Fancy Tract). Call 585-365-5807 if you plan on attending. No calls, no hike!

Tuesday, Jun 13 10am 3-4 mi 2B
Creation Walk Nature Trail Saunter
MEET:int the parking lot located on Two Rod Road, about two tenths of a mile north of the traffic signal on Bullis Road, Marilla, NY. A sign clearly marks the location. At the end of the walk there will be an opportunity for a walking tour of downtown Marilla.
Call 681-7192

Tuesday, Jun 13 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jun 14 6:30pm 4 mi 1A
Ellicott Creek Trailway
MEET: in parking lot off North Forest Road just north of Maple Road.
Call 835-9728

Thursday, Jun 15 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jun 17
Work Party
Watch for a Yahoo email for the details on where trail work is going to take place.

Sunday, Jun 18 10am 6.5 mi 2B
Boston, NY, Walk
MEET: at 4847 Belcher Road, Eden, NY 14057. Take Route 219S to the Rice Road exit. Turn right. Make a left onto Feddick Road and right onto Belcher Road. About five cars can fit in the driveway, so please carpool. This will be a hilly road walk passing farms, Eighteen Mile Creek, a sawmill and a one-room school house from the 1800's. Lunch may be at a waterfall next to the sawmill. Call 515-5317

Tuesday, Jun 20 10am 3-4 mi 2B
Hunters Creek Saunter
MEET: in the Centerline Road parking lot. Call 652-6190

Tuesday, Jun 20 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jun 21 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Road
MEET: in parking lot by the casino. Call 651-9877

Thursday, Jun 22 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jun 24 10am 3 mi 2B
Akron Falls County Park
MEET: at Cummings Lodge. Call 439-0062

Sunday, Jun 25 9am 5-6 mi 2B
Clarence
MEET: in parking lot of Clarence Town Park on Main Street (Route 5) in front of the clubhouse. Hike will be a combination of paved road and wooded paths.
Call 716-759-2628
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Sunday, Jun 25 9am 8 mi 2B
Conservation Trail / Finger Lakes Trail - Seneca Camp to Maples-Ellicottville Road
(Map M3/CT3, Access 3 to Access 7)
MEET: at Maplesville-Ellicottville Road trailhead (Access 7). Call 585-365-5807 if you plan on attending. No calls, no hike!

Tuesday, Jun 27 10am 3 mi 2A
Walton Woods Saunter
MEET: in the parking lot at the end of Gorden and Yaeger Roads (access road for the Amherst Police, Court, Library, Senior Center) off John J. Audubon Parkway.
Call 548-8039

Tuesday, Jun 27 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jun 28 6:30pm 4 mi 2A
Riverwalk
MEET: in parking lot across from Mississippi Mudds. Call 873-7941

Thursday, Jun 29 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

Friday, Jun 30 6:30pm 5 mi 2A
Evening Riverwalk
MEET: near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds on River Road, Tonawanda.
Call 694-4346 or 716-393-3984

Saturday, Jul 1 10am 4 mi 2A
Farmers Market and Lehigh Memory Trail in Williamsville
MEET: at Park & Ride, on Union Road near Main Street. Call 691-6750

Sunday, Jul 2 8am 10-12 mi 3B
Conservation Trail - CT4
MEET: at the parking/access point on Gooseneck Road (CR-55) near Beech Tree Road. We'll do an out and back hiking up to Roszyk Hill Road. So no car spotting or road walk required. All hikers should carry plenty of water and have good boots for water crossings and climbing.
Call 716-207-3726

Tuesday, Jul 4 - Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jul 5 6:30pm 4 mi 2A
Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora
MEET: in the parking lot off of Seneca Street near the dog park. Optional: ice cream after the hike. Call 652-6190 (445-3179 day of hike)

Thursday, Jul 6 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jul 8 9am 5-6 mi 2B
Clarence
MEET: in parking lot of Clarence Town Park on Main Street (Route 5) in front of the clubhouse. Hike will be mostly wooded trails and some paved path. Call 716-759-2628

Sunday, Jul 9 9:30am 8 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Savage Road to Genesee Road
MEET: at Erie County Forest parking lot on Genesee Road in Sardinia. We'll carpool to Savage Road and begin our hike. Call 716-316-4388

Monday, Jul 10 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Jul 11 10am 4 mi 1A
Goat Island Saunter
MEET: at Main and Fourth Streets, Niagara Falls, NY. Possible lunch at the Culinary Institute.
Call 759-6442

Tuesday, Jul 11 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jul 12 6:30pm 4 mi 2A
Lancaster Heritage Trail
MEET: in the parking lot at the end of Walter Winter Drive. Take Central Avenue to Erie Street (by Avox Inc.) to Walter Winter Drive. Call 866-1233

Thursday, Jul 13 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jul 15
Work Party
Watch for a Yahoo email with the details on where trail work is going to take place.

Sunday, Jul 16 10am 5 mi 2B
Hunters Creek Park
MEET: at Centerline parking lot. The hike will have some hills. Call 585-457-9892 or
716-652-6190 (716-445-3179 day of hike)

Monday, Jul 17 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Jul 18 10am 4 mi 1A
Outer Harbor Saunter: Lighthouse, Times Beach, Wilkeson Pointe, Bell Slip
MEET: at the north end of Fuhrmann Blvd. (just outside the Coast Guard Station). Park on Fuhrmann Blvd. If the area is being affected by construction, we will walk further south on Fuhrmann. Call 882-3488

Tuesday, Jul 18 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jul 19 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Lockport Erie Canal
MEET: in parking lot across from "Dale Association". Take Transit Road to Ontario Street and Pine Street. Optional: ice cream at "Lake Effect" after the hike.
Call 912-0370

Thursday, Jul 20 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jul 22 9am 5-6 mi 2B
Clarence
MEET: in parking lot of Clarence Town Park on Main Street (Route 5) in front of the clubhouse. Hike will be mostly wooded trails and some paved path. Call 716-759-2628

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Saturday, Jul 22 9:30am 10.3 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Akron Falls County Park to Reynolds Road
MEET: at Cummings Lodge in Akron Falls County Park. Bring plenty of water and lunch.
Call 716-735-7302 or 946-5840

Sunday, Jul 23 1:30pm 3 mi 1A
Explore Buffalo!
MEET: at Spot Coffee, corner of Delaware Avenue and Chippewa Street. We'll enjoy the quiet beauty of the southern part of the Linwood Preservation District plus North Pearl Street as we circle back to Spot. Call 882-3488

Monday, Jul 24 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

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Monday, Jul 24 6:30pm
Foothills Trail Club Board Meeting
The meeting is held at the Julia Reinstein Library on Losson Road (between Borden and Union Roads). Please consider joining us. We always enjoy having members in attendance. If you do attend, please don't hesitate to ask questions and "speak up" about the topics being discussed. We are very interested in your input. Call 759-6442

Tuesday, Jul 25 10am 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park Saunter
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 759-6442

Tuesday, Jul 25 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Jul 26 6:30pm 3-4 mi 2A
Outer Harbor - Buffalo Lighthouse
MEET: near US Coast Guard at north end of Fuhrmann Blvd. Park on Fuhrmann.
Call 882-3488

Thursday, Jul 27 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jul 29 9:30am 8 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Folsomdale Road to Woodchuck Road (CT7)
MEET: at Wales Primary School on Woodchuck Road. Hike includes three miles of road walk.
Call 823-8156

Sunday, Jul 30 9:30am 6 mi 2A
Conservation Trail - South Grand Island Bridge to Niagara Falls Blvd.
MEET: in Ellicott Creek Park parking lot nearest Niagara Falls Blvd. We'll carpool to the South Grand Island Bridge and walk with the wind at our backs. Call 716-316-4388

Monday, Jul 31 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Aug 1 10am 4 mi 1A
Amherst Canalway Saunter
MEET: in the parking lot of the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village and Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road (corner of New Road), Amherst, NY. Call 882-3488

Tuesday, Aug 1 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday, Aug 2 9:30am 4 mi 2A
Buffalo Neighborhood Walk
MEET: on the corner of Virginia Street and Elmwood Avenue, near the fire station. Non-metered, free parking is available on Virginia both east and west of Elmwood. This is a moderate paced walk through some Buffalo neighborhoods including Allentown, pocket parks, Kleinhans Music Hall area and the cottage district. Call 837-8545 by 5pm Sunday, July 30th, if you are coming. No calls, no walk!

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Aug 2 6:30pm 3 mi 2B
Emery Park
MEET: at top of ski lift parking area on Emery Road. Call 604-4095

Thursday, Aug 3 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Aug 5 9am 5-6 mi 2B
Clarence
MEET: in parking lot of Clarence Town Park on Main Street (Route 5) in front of the clubhouse. Hike will be mostly wooded trails and some paved path. Call 716-759-2628

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Saturday, Aug 5 10am 4-5 mi 2B
Franklin Gulf Creek Hike
MEET: in parking lot on Larkin Road. Take Route 62 through Eden. Turn left on Sandrock Road. In about 1.7 miles, turn left onto Larkin Road. A small parking lot is on the right. This will be a walk IN the creek. Wear shorts and water shoes. You may want to have a set of dry clothes in case you slip in the creek. We will eat lunch in the creek. We will be walking up a waterfalls in the creek. Be sure to wear proper footwear. Hike will be canceled if rain the day of or heavy rain the week prior to the IN the creek walk. Call 585-457-9892 or 652-6190

Sunday, Aug 6 8:30am 7 mi 2B
Finger Lakes Trail - Bear Creek Road to Phillips Road (M4)
MEET: at Phillips Road off of Route 242. Call 585-365-5807 if you plan on attending. No calls, no hike!

Monday, Aug 7 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Aug 8 10am 3 mi 1A
Bird Island Pier Saunter
MEET: at the foot of Renaissance Parkway (opposite Ferry Street) and park in the lot to the right upon entrance. Call 739-6442

Tuesday, Aug 8 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Aug 9 6:30pm 3-4 mi 2A
Lehigh Memory Trail and Village of Williamsville
MEET: in the park and ride lot on Union Road near Main Street. Optional: ice cream stop during the hike. Call 691-6750

Thursday, Aug 10 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Aug 12 8am 9.6 mi 2B
North Country Trail - Willow Bay to Sugar Bay
MEET: at the McDonald's in Salamanca. Call 585-365-5807 if you plan on attending. No calls, no hike!

Sunday, Aug 13 1:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 675-3989

Monday, Aug 14 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Aug 15 10am 3-4 mi 2B
Hunters Creek Saunter
MEET: in the Centerline Road parking lot. Call 652-6190

Tuesday, Aug 15 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Aug 16 6:30pm 3-4 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park
MEET: in parking lot by the casino. Call 652-6190

Thursday, Aug 17 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Aug 19
Work Party
Watch for a Yahoo email for the details on where trail work is going to take place.

Sunday, Aug 20 8:30am 10 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Route 353 to 242 (CT3, Access 1 to 6)
MEET: at the Tim Horton's on Route 219 near Route 242. Call 585-365-5807 if you plan on attending. No calls, no hike!

Monday, Aug 21 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Aug 22 10am 3-4 mi 1A
Bird Island Pier/Breakwall Saunter
MEET: at the foot of Renaissance Parkway (opposite Ferry Street) and park in the lot to the right upon entrance. Call 873-7941

Tuesday, Aug 22 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Aug 23 6:30pm 4 mi 2A
Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area
MEET: in parking area on Wehrle Drive and Shisler Road in Clarence.
Call 759-6442

Thursday, Aug 24 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Aug 26 9:30am 9.9 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Getman Road to Summer Road (Darien Lake State Park)
MEET: in Summer Road parking lot. Bring plenty of water and a lunch.
Call 716-735-7302 or 946-5840 (cell)

Sunday, Aug 27 1:30pm 4 mi 2A
Beaver Island State Park
MEET: in the parking lot at the end of Ferry Road, off of South Parkway, Grand Island.
Call 823-8156

Monday, Aug 28 6pm 3 mi 2A
Evening City Walk in Buffalo
MEET: St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church located at the corner of Lafayette Avenue at Colonial Circle. Gather at the RED DOOR on Lafayette Avenue. Walk will be around Richmond Avenue, Buffalo Psych Center and Delaware Park Rose Garden. Bring water. No hike if raining. Call 852-3090. Please, no phone calls the day of the hike. They will not be returned!

Tuesday, Aug 29 10am 3-4 mi 1A
Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area Saunter
MEET: in the parking lot on Shisler Rd, near Wehrle Drive. Call 651-9877

Tuesday, Aug 29 6:30pm 4 mi 2B
Stiglmeier Park
MEET: after entering the park at the entrance on Losson Road, turn right and go to the last parking lot (past the playground). Call 873-0913 or 439-0062

Wednesday Night Mini-Hike, Aug 30 6:30pm 3-4 mi 1A
Buffalo Medical Campus
MEET: in front of "Innovations Centers", 640 Ellicott Street (on street parking free after 5pm and also at Buffalo General Hospital parking lot. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 445-5017

Thursday, Aug 31 6pm 3 mi 2B
Knox Farm State Park - Evening Hike in the Woods
MEET: in the parking area by the red barns. Rain will cancel the hike.
Call 716-548-1401

 

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