Author Archives: David Kowalski

ADK FALL OUTING – Finger Lakes Area – 10/26-28/18

One of the many benefits of ADK membership is the annual ADK Fall Outing, an opportunity to explore a new scenic part of New York State and be hosted by locals who know the surrounding terrain. The sublime Finger Lakes … Continue reading

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HIKE – Deer Lick Conservation Area – 10/14/18

Glorious weather sustained an ideal Autumn outing amidst old-growth trees, scenic ravines, and a sparkling waterfall. Our enthusiastic group of 11 hiked about 4 miles altogether, ascending the gorge rim to a lookout point exposing views of canyon walls and … Continue reading

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PEDAL & PADDLE – Niagara Parkway and River to Niagara on the Lake – 10/13/18

With a very iffy weather forecast of 40-50 degrees, chance of water spouts and scattered rain, it seemed likely to cancel but when our fearless and optimistic trip leader proposed a modified version launching from the beach of N.O.T.L. everyone … Continue reading

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BIKE – Wilson-Tuscarora State Park – 9/16/18

Bicyclists set out under beautiful blue skies and gentle breezes on a 21 mile round trip ride from Wilson to Olcott. The riders looped through Wilson-Tuscarora State Park before following the Ontario lake shore past apple orchards to Olcott. Upon … Continue reading

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Great Camp Sagamore Weekend – 9/21-24/18

Nineteen members of ADK NFC & Bell Ski Club hiked and paddled on the historic grounds of Great Camp Sagamore in the Adirondacks during the first weekend of Fall. Others enjoyed a guided nature walk, a boat tour on Raquette … Continue reading

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Devil’s Hole and Whirlpool Rapids Hike — 8/26/18

A few new faces joined some familiar ones for a five mile excursion along the Niagara River, enjoying perfect summer conditions and the always-captivating powerful rapids. Seven hardy hikers started at Whirlpool State Park on a trail with spectacular views … Continue reading

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Darien Lake State Park Hike – 6/30/18

Our merry group of 9 beat the extreme heat enjoying a delightful 4-mile hike in the cool forest of Darien Lake State Park — a terrific way to launch the festive holiday week! The trail was in great shape, with … Continue reading

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Backpack ‘Ha De Ron Dah’ Wilderness – 5/18-20/18

The Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness is just outside of Old Forge New York in the Western Adirondacks. Our band of seven intrepid backpackers left Buffalo on Friday morning. We hiked in the first night over rolling hills about 5 … Continue reading

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Emery Park Hike – 5/5/18

Eight cheerful hikers enjoyed warm, sunny weather for a 4-mile hike in Emery Park, a WNY gem known for its natural beauty and solitude. We hiked along ravines on paths selected to see 5 picturesque waterfalls located throughout the park. … Continue reading

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Bruce Trail Hike, Iroquois pt.2 – 4/29/18

Seven adventurous hikers led by Ken Martin continued their journey in the Bruce Trail Iroquois Section on a beautiful wooded footpath from Grimsby to Hamilton Ontario. Our veteran group was unfazed by the wet conditions. We marveled at the astonishing … Continue reading

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