Situated about a half hour north of Syracuse, the Tug Hill area offers reliably abundant snow and a Winter Wonderland for adventurous ADK members to snowshoe and cross-country ski in wooded wilderness settings.
The annual ADK Winter Outing is hosted by 3 ADK chapters who take 2-year turns organizing the fun weekend. This year the Black River ADK chapter hosted for their second year, and next year the Iroquois Chapter will take their turn. The Onondaga Chapter will follow Iroquois after a 2-year stint.
There was a great selection of outings for all skill levels on both Saturday and Sunday at venues including Winona State Forest ski trails, Barnes Corners ski trails, and Whetstone Gulf State Park snowshoe trails.
Following an invigorating day on the trails, participants relaxed at the Mad River Club with snacks, a delicious traditional turkey dinner, raffle prizes, and a bike trails presentation. Board games and socializing with cheerful ADK members from across the state filled in the remaining hours. This outing is a great escape, and a fun way to try new trails and meet friendly ADK folks from afar.
— Submitted by Janet and David Kowalski