Farmersville State Forest/Finger Lakes trail

This hike is also in conjunction with the Hike New York State and Beyond meet up group.  It was originally scheduled for 12/22/13, cancelled because of weather issues.  

This 5.5 mile round trip will take us through Farmersville State Forest on the Finger Lakes Trail. We start at the southern end of the forest, hike to Huyck Road, the turn around and hike back. We will pick a nice spot in the forest for a lunch break.
This hike will take us over Cream Ridge. We will have total elevation gain and loss of about 650 feet.

We will meet at the southern trailhead, located near the intersection of Bush Hill Rd and West Branch Rd.

A waiver of liability will be required. You can download it, fill it in on your computer, then return it to me by email to [masked] - Failure to return the waiver will preclude you from participating in this hike.

Here is the Liability Waiver link:

http://www.buffalohikingclub.com/files/ReleaseOfLiability.pdf
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=http://www.wnytrails.com/farmersvilleforest/FLTPortion-Both-ways.kml&ll=42.406892,-78.32329&t=t1&z=14

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/86648.html
Leashed dogs are welcome.

This will be a moderate to fast paced hike.

Link to trail map:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/88546.html

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  • Barbara Newman H.

    Looks like it was a great day for snowshoeing. How deep was the snow?

    January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      He was perfectly contend to do that task. Ken, what a guy. I'm going to miss him terribly on our future hikes...but he'll be there in spirit along with us!

      1 · January 7, 2014

    • Kenneth K.

      You all make me feel special, thanks for letting me be a hiking friend.

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Kenneth K.

    I thank all my friends that allowed me to hike with them over the last 18 months. You are a great bunch of people and I will miss you all very much. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I have good weather driving back to Idaho. If you are ever out west look me up and I will show you the Tetons. All my love!

    1 · January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ken, I'm not going to say anything but you really put the fun in a hike. I'm going to miss that. Is there any way we can clone you? This way we'd have our very own hiking Ken with us on every hike? (tee hee)

      1 · January 7, 2014

    • Karen P (Twin 2.

      That is the answer. We need to clone Ken!

      January 7, 2014

  • Kenneth K.

    I thank all my friends that allowed me to hike with them over the last 18 months. You are a great bunch of people and I will miss you all very much. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I have good weather driving back to Idaho. If you are ever out west look me up and I will show you the Tetons. All my love!

    January 5, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Grace and I had a wonderful day. Thank you all for the memories and smiles. Best wishes to Ken ... Be sure to come back to hike with us!!

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another beautiful day to be hiking in Western New York. Thank you everyone for coming on the hike. It's always so good to see all just having an awesome time. So happy that Ken was able to make the hike, we all know how busy he must be in getting ready to go home to Idaho.

    2 · January 5, 2014

  • Peggy N.

    I felt good to be outdoors on this gorgeous day! Loved meeting/seeing everyone. Thank you Susan!

    2 · January 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Peggy, it was great meeting you, I'm so glad we had the opportunity to hike together. Hope to see you soon on another hike!

      January 5, 2014

  • Karen P (Twin 2.

    What a wonderful day to go snowshoeing, and what a terrific group of people to do it with...and one sweet dog, Grace! The weather was perfect, the forest was beautiful, and the trail was about six and a half miles, out and back. There was enough climbing to do to assure that everyone was tired by the time we arrived back to our cars! Thanks, Susan, for organizing this meetup, and for the carpooling! A special shout out to Ken...we will truly miss hiking with you, but wish you God speed for your trip back home! Until we meet again... :)

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Karen P (Twin 2.

    If anyone's route is, "cruising out route 16", I'd be interested in carpooling with you!

    January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like I'll be cruising on by...I'll give you a call in the morning.

      1 · January 4, 2014

    • Peggy N.

      Susan, would you please email me your phone number in case I can't find the starting place. It's been known to happen to me from time to time.... :) Thanks!

      January 5, 2014

  • Peggy N.

    yay! After 3 attempts I'm off the waitlist. I'll bring the waiver with me. Thanks!

    January 4, 2014

    • Peggy N.

      I'll be coming from Hamburg. If anyone is in the Southtowns, we can meet at the OP Park n Ride and go together.

      January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Peggy. Looking forward to the hike tomorrow. Can't wait to meet you!

      January 4, 2014

  • Maureen R.

    Got invited to go to the adk's this weekend. So I won't be able to make the hike:>( It sounds like a fabulous hike though! Hope you all have a great hike! Bet they have some snow to play in:>)

    January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Way to go Maureen. I'd do the same if given the choice of the Adirondacks or here! Have a blast...see you soon.

      January 2, 2014

  • Kenneth K.

    I like this elevation profile. Reminds me of the Tetons

    1 · January 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow. That's another reason why you should come on the hike...prepare you for when you go back home!

      January 1, 2014

  • Darlene

    Hi Susan,
    My computer is not working correctly. I was able to make a copy of the waiver however. Can I just bring the signed form with me?

    December 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, of course bring it with you. I also always carry blank ones with me to the hikes. Glad you'll be there. Haven't seen you in ages!

      December 31, 2013

  • Maria

    Hi!
    I live in Elmwood village. Any caritative soul living nearby and attending this sunday can give me a ride to the park?

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not to mimic Karen's comment, but would anyone from the northtowns be interested in carpooling? I'm coming down from the Amherst area.

    December 29, 2013

  • Karen P (Twin 2.

    Anyone interested in carpooling?

    December 29, 2013

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