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.

Sunday, May 14 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, May 14 1:30pm < 5 mi 1A
Spring Wildflower Walk
BOB WALLACE will announce the location the week of the hike depending on what and where things are blooming.

Tuesday, May 16 10am 4 mi 1A
Como Lake Park Saunter
MEET: at the first shelter upon entrance from Bowen Road.
Call 681-7192

Tuesday, May 16 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, May 17 6:30pm 3-4 mi 1A
Tillman Road Wildlife Management Area
MEET: in parking area at Wehrle Drive and Shisler Road in Clarence.
Call 651-9877

Thursday, May 18 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, May 20
Work Party
Watch for a Yahoo email with the details on where trail work is going to take place.

Sunday, May 21 1:30pm < 5 mi 1A
Spring Wildflower Walk
BOB WALLACE will announce the location the week of the hike depending on what and where things are blooming.

Monday, May 22 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, May 23 10am 3-4 mi 1A
Billy Wilson Park Saunter
MEET: in the Hopkins Road parking lot. Call 759-6442

Tuesday, May 23 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, May 24 6:30pm 3 mi 1A
Walton Woods
MEET: left side of Amherst Senior Center parking lot near trail entrance.
Call 548-8039

Thursday, May 25 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, May 27 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, May 27 9:30am 10.1 mi 2B
Conservation Trail - Genesee Road to Gooseneck Road (CT5)
MEET: at trailhead on Gooseneck Road. Call 716-316-4388

Sunday, May 28 9am 7 mi 2A
Finger Lakes Trail - Huyck Road to Peet Hill Road (Map M5, Access 4 to Access 2)
MEET: at Peet Hill Road trailhead (Access 2). Call 585-365-5807 if you plan on attending. No calls, no hike!
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Sunday, May 28 1:30pm < 5 mi 1A
Spring Wildflower Walk
BOB WALLACE will announce the location the week of the hike depending on what and where things are blooming.

Tuesday, May 30 10am 3-4 mi 2B
Akron Falls and Escarpment Saunter
MEET: at the high school, park on the left side of parking lot. Call 759-6442

Tuesday, May 30 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, May 31 6:30pm 3 mi 2A
South Park / Our Lady of Victory Basilica / Holy Cross Cemetery
MEET: in the parking lot just right of the Botanical Gardens off of South Park Avenue. We will walk to the Basilica, through the old section of Holy Cross Cemetery, walk back to South Park and do a lap around the ring road. Call 675-3989

Thursday, Jun 1 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

Saturday, Jun 3
Honoring our Founding Members and National Trails Day
There are three hikes today. Please see the TALES for details.

Sunday, Jun 4 10am 4-6 mi 3B
Niagara Falls Gorge
MEET: in the Whirlpool Bridge parking lot (this is to the left of the entrance to the Whirlpool Bridge). There are stairs, flat path areas and some rugged terrain with tree roots, rocks and varying degrees of elevation (nothing too steep). Bring water, snack and/or lunch.
Call 405-7121

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Sunday, Jun 4 1:30pm 3 mi 2B
Akron Falls County Park
MEET: at Cummings Lodge. Call 439-0062

Monday, Jun 5, through Thursday, Jun 8
Allegany State Park
Please see the TALES for details.

Tuesday, Jun 6 10am 2-3 mi 1A
Knox Farm State Park Saunter
MEET: in Seneca Street main entrance parking lot. Call 652-6190

Tuesday, Jun 6 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 7 6:30pm 4 mi 2A
Delaware Park to Richardson Complex
MEET: near the Rose Garden (behind the Art Gallery). Call 823-8156

Thursday, Jun 8 6pm 5 mi 2B
Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike
MEET: in the parking lot by the casino. Call 716-548-1401

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

 

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