Author Archives: David Kowalski

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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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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