Special Hike - Schuyler County Hike #3

Saturday, May 12, 2018  •  8:00 am

 Sign up before Friday May 11 Required! 

  • Hike rating: Distance - 12.8 miles; Terrain - Difficult; Pace - Moderate; Overall rating - Strenuous
  • Event/Trailhead location: Watkins Glen, Walmart parking Lot, north side towards Hwy 414.
  • Contact: Barbara Nussbaum   barbnussb@yahoo.de   607-257-6906

Come try out the Finger Lakes Trail by hiking a 12.8 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 14, 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 the Northern end of the Walmart Parking Lot in Watkins Glen. We leave as many cars as possible there and car pool to the start of our hike on Maple Lane (acc. 1 of M14). The hike through Sugar Hill State Forest and along Glen Creek and Townsend Glen into Watkins Glen belong to the most beautiful sections of Finger Lakes Trail. 

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 or trail conditions.

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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