Author Archives: David Kowalski

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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Zoar Valley North Rim Snowshoe – 3/17/18

Three of us met at the Park & Ride on Union Rd. near Main St. in Williamsville and drove to the Zoar Valley Multiple Use entrance on Vail Road. One additional member joined us there. The snow was too deep … Continue reading

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ADK LOJ Ski/Snowshoe – 3/9-11/18

The Adirondacks never let me down so, I go back every chance I get. A bad day of hiking is better than a good day of work. So it was I signed up for the ADK-NFC annual LOJ outing, coordinated … Continue reading

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Laura Secord Trail, part 3 – 3/4/18

Bluebird skies and mild temperatures provided delightful conditions for our merry group led by Ken Martin to complete the popular 20-mile historic Laura Secord Trail. We spotted cars and began our 6-mile hike at Rodham Hall Art Center in St. … Continue reading

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Letchworth State Park – 2/18/18

For the sixth year in a row, Carolyn and Tim Kerr have rented The Chalet and then invited ADK and Buffalo Nordic friends to Letchworth for the day. Even though there wasn’t enough snow to ski, the new powder made … Continue reading

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Laura Secord Trail, part 2 – 2/17/18

Five merry hikers enjoyed delightful mild winter weather, hiking on the wooded trails and through parts of the towns of Niagara-On-The Lake and St. Catherines, Ontario. We hiked 7.6 miles, the second segment of Ken Martin’s 3-part Laura Secord Historical … Continue reading

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Grand Island Snowshoe – 2/10/18

Tom Burkman again opened up his lovely home and 13 acres of wooded property on Grand Island to 5 happy hikers. Tom and Janet Kowalski made a wholesome and delicious breakfast while the snow continued to gently fall. We broke … Continue reading

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Laura Secord Trail, part 1 – 2/3/18

ADK hike leader Ken Martin led a few ambitious 12-mile hikes on Ontario’s Bruce Trail last Fall, and recently responded to requests for shorter distances by organizing 3 easier hikes along the historic Laura Secord Trail, a companion side trail … Continue reading

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Franklin Gulf Hike – 1/27/18

Five hardy hikers savored spring-like conditions in late January to explore the scenic ravines and enchanting waterfalls at Franklin Gulf County Park. Located near Eden, Franklin Gulf is one of WNY most notable gems, and offers a refreshing wilderness experience … Continue reading

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