The public is invited!|
It is being planned that somewhere on the Finger Lakes Trail System that there be a hike on National Trails Day. Hence will be the theme "Hike Across New York State". Three hikes have been planned for the Conservation Trail in and around the Erie County Forest on Genesee Road, Map CT 6 & 5. All events will meet at the warming hut on Genesee Road.
At 2 p.m. Boy Scouts from Troop 1776 will present the flag with a color guard. We may have a few official words. Then we can fall to and taste our way through a table laden with potluck fare. Please bring a dish to share. Everyone needs to bring their own place settings and drinks. It might also be a good idea to bring a lawn chair.
Volunteers are needed to help shuttle hikers to the beginning of the hike. We may also need someone to man the table with informational literature to hand out and answer questions.. Please call 675-9642 if you can help.
Hike 1 - Meet at 9 a.m. NOT FOR BEGINNERS. 9.1 miles long from Savage Road to Genesee Road. It will take you through lovely forested areas, open fields & a ravine or two. Bring water & a snack. Please call 685-2183 for more information. (1-B)
Hike 2 - Meet 11 a.m. Great for beginners and children over 12. 3.9 miles & will cover some of the same trail as the longer hike. You will experience forested areas, fording a stream, climbing up the side of a mild ravine and weaving in & out of maple syrup lines. Bring water and a snack. Please call 836-1166 for more information. (3-B)
Hike 3 - Meet at 12 noon. Guided tour of the Erie County Forest by Forester Brian Grassia. 1-2 miles in length. Families with young children welcome. Brian will tell us of the flora & fauna as well as the varied programs that are available in the park. Please call 876-2721 for more information. (3-B)