Special Hike - Schuyler County Hike #2

Sunday, April 29, 2018  •  8:30 am

 Sign up before Friday April 27 Required! 

  • Hike rating: Distance - 10.7 miles; Terrain - Difficult; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Strenuous
  • Event/Trailhead location: South parking lot on Burnt Hill Road, 0.8 miles north of Bennettsburg and 0.4 miles south of Wyckoff Road, Schuyler County (click for map).
  • Contact: Barbara Nussbaum   barbnussb@yahoo.de   607-257-6906

Come try out the Finger Lakes Trail by hiking a 10.7 mile section in Schuyler County with Barbara Nussbaum. This rugged hike encompassing several hills and significant climbs is on the Finger Lakes Trail Conference’s Map 15, in case you have a map or wish to order one from the conference (here’s their Web site to do that and find out more about them: www.fingerlakestrail.org).

We’ll meet at Acc 8 of M 15 at Burnt Hill Road in Bennetsburg. We leave as many cars as possible there and car pool to the start of our hike on Clute Park in Watkins Glen. We'll park at Walmart. From there we'll be walking east up the beautiful Excelsior Glen and further towards Burdett. We will encounter many good view points towards Seneca Lake before reaching the Finger Lakes National Forest and the Dunham Lean-To. 

Perhaps the outing will inspire participants to tackle the rest of this beautiful, 585-mile foot-trail stretching from Allegheny State Forest into the Catskills.

Bring raingear, wear appropriate footgear, pack a lunch and at least 2 liters of water.

Please email or call the hike leader before the hike date if you plan to attend as we need to arrange car shuttling. This hike may be postponed or modified in inclement weather.

Parts of this hike will qualify for the Hike 50 and Hike 100 Challenge with the North Country Trail Association. Mileage will be calculated at the hike.

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