Author Archives: David Kowalski

XC SKI – Elma Meadows – 2/3/19

Bluebird skies and warm temps provided a beautiful morning of Spring-like skiing at the lovely Elma Meadows Park. This county-run facility offers well-groomed Nordic trails in addition to comfy amenities in their cozy clubhouse. After a week of crazy winter … Continue reading

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ADK Allegany State Park Weekend – 1/18-20/19

Wonderful snowfall, great people, amazing potluck dinner and renewed friendships made for another truly memorable annual weekend for ADK-NFC in Allegany State Park. Led by Joanne and David Magavern, who celebrated their 20th years of when they first met, AND … Continue reading

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FAMILY HIKE – Deer Lick Conservation Area – 1/6/19

After the holidays, this winter hike was enjoyed by 11 hikers braving the brisk 35 degrees at the beginning of this Deer Lick/Zoar Valley hike.  The sun periodically made an appearance to help warm us up throughout the hike. The … Continue reading

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HIKE – Royalton Ravine – 12/9/18

It was a stunning day with bright blue skies and crisp temperatures. The snow covered woods gave us the perfect environment to enjoy the waterfalls, trees, chirping birds, and our ADK friends. We tromped around the trails, then wandered through … Continue reading

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HIKE – Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve – 12/8/18

Bluebird skies and 30 degree temperatures provided ideal conditions for our 4-mile hike on snow-covered trails at this urban oasis, just minutes from hectic city life. Two new faces who recently joined ADK were part of our group. We circumnavigated … Continue reading

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HIKE – Beaver Meadow Audubon Center – 11/17/18

Early snowfall provided a delightful wintry setting for our 4-mile hike through the enchanting woods at this protected Nature Preserve. We traveled on a perimeter trail throughout the Northern portion of the property, starting with the Jenny Glen boardwalk, then … Continue reading

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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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