Author Archives: Mary Kathryn Noack

2021 Tillman Rd Wildlife Management Area Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up

Under bright blue skies, 13 volunteers showed up ready to work.  8 large bags of garbage were collected on the roads that surround the wetlands area and the paths around the large interior ponds. Thank you to the following volunteers … Continue reading

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04/17 – HIKE – Chestnut Ridge

To mark the reopening of our local ADK outings three fellow ADK members joined me for an enjoyable hike on the roads of Chestnut Ridge Park. We combined an aerobic workout with a reunion, as we caught up on each … Continue reading

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04/13 – HIKE – Noonmark Mountain

Wanting to stick to lowlands and enjoy the Noonmark Mountain trail out of the Ausable Club before the dreaded permit system is enforced, set out on a perfect 60-degree day.  Such a terrific trail, plenty of ledges for views due … Continue reading

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03/30 – HIKE – Silver Lake Bog

  One of the first spring feelingdays, hiked through the Nature Conservancy’s Silver Lake Bog from boardwalks over the bog a trail leading to bluffs overlooking Silver Lake with views of Whiteface and Esther Mountains.  Sat for a couple hours … Continue reading

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Conservation Trail Days 12-13

Holland to Wales Day 12: HOLLAND~ Vermont Hill to Warner Hill section CT6 Map “No Camera” and 26+ Ravines and fellow hikers” Started our hike in cool weather by a pretty field of horses with the sunshine making nice patterns … Continue reading

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04/18 – HIKE – Hunters Creek

Saturday morning turned out to be a great day for a hike! We followed the Pink/Red trails along the creek up to intersection #24 and found a combination of slushy mud a bit challenging to navigate without slipping, but we … Continue reading

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04/16 – Mill Road Park

On Thursday afternoon, after the late winter blast, I took a stroll along Cazenovia Creek in West Seneca. It was a brisk, but invigorating, outing. I captured this image of the branches covered with melting snow and the raging creek … Continue reading

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04/08-04/14 – HIKE – Conservation Trail

Conservation Trail “Trail Angels” and April Surprises! Days 8-11, April 8-14, 2020 We left the Alleghany and headed north to the Cattaraugus creek area, Erie County Forest and Holland. We hiked up lots of very, very steep old logging roads, … Continue reading

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04/01-04/06 – HIKE – Conservation Trail

Conservation Trail continued…”Old friends and Signs of Spring.” Days 4-7 April 1- 6, 2020. We have continued our hiking and have finally left the Alleghany and Ellicottville area, but have encountered along the way some signs of spring, like the … Continue reading

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03/21 – CLARENCE BIKE PATH

On Saturday, March 21, a few of us gathered for a socially distanced walk along the Clarence Bike Path. It was a beautiful and sunny day to get outdoors after the isolation of working from home all week. With reduced … Continue reading

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