Thursday Morning Hike - Jim Schug Trail

Thursday, June 15, 2017  •  9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Hike rating: Distance - 4.2 miles; Terrain - Easy; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Moderate
  • Carpool meeting place: 9:00 a.m. - We will meet at the parking area of the Jim Schug and the FingerLakes Trail at Willow Crossing Rd near Purvis and Lake Road in Dryden. We will then carpool to the trail crossing parking area on Springhouse Road (between Rt. 38 and Rt. 13).
  • Event/Trailhead location: 9:15 a.m. - The hike will begin at the Jim Schug trail crossing on Springhouse Road and end at the northern terminus at Willow Crossing Road near Purvis and Lake Road in Dryden.
  • Contact: Sigrid Connors   Sigatello6@gmail.com   607-227-3786

This beautiful scenic trail begins (or ends) north of the village of Dryden and follows a railroad bed south through the village of Dryden into Freeville. There are interpretive signs every 1/2 mile or so marking natural and historical features. Dryden Lake is in the midpoint of the trail. The trail also passes through the Cornell Botanic Gardens Pervis Road Wetlands Natural Area, which contains active beaver dams and various wetlands. If we are lucky we will see eagles and many other birds and hear Spring Peepers seranading our hike.

Bring water and a snack, wear comfortable hiking shoes, bring a hat for the sunny spots and be prepared for bugs.

 

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