Sterling Lake Loop - DOG SWIM & ICE CREAM

Sterling Lake Loop is a beautiful trail loaded with ticks (bring spray), bears (bring extra snacks) and all types of wildlife including us hikers.  Sterling Lake is a beautiful, pristine body of water suitable for all dogs to swim in - humans not allowed.

Bring snacks to enjoy at the beach while our BFF's swim. 

Ice Cream is for the dogs, not the humans and will be served @ the end of the hike.

Carpool from Chicago Uno's, 20 Centre Dr, Central Valley, NY 10917.  Meet time is 8:45 a.m.   We'll dine @ Chicago Uno's after the hike if anyone is hungry!  Please include in your comments if you want to carpool and if you want to eat @ CU.   

Details below:

Hike: Sterling Lake Loop

Park: Sterling Forrest State Park

Distance: 4+ miles

Level: Moderate

Dogs: Allowed, must be leashed

Meet outside the visitor’s center at 9:30 a.m. sharp!  - Parking is across the street from the center.

CAUTION: Beware of the weekend traffic caused by the Woodbury Commons.   Plan accordingly and don't be late!

Rainy or generally crappy weather will cancel this hike till a later date. Please email me your cell # if I don’t already have it and I'll send you mine. I will not be checking RSVP's in the a.m.

No need to RSVP if you cannot attend.

$1 Meetup fee, please

Notable quote:

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J.K. Rowling

When hiking you are responsible to research the event, know the area and bring the proper gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. For information on equipment, what to wear, health and safety while hiking, etc. visit the NY NJ Trail Conference website at . You should review trail maps and trail features carefully before starting any hike. Understanding the topography of a hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

Liability Waiver: This is a fun and interesting group of people that enjoy hiking and socializing. It is not organized by a professional hiker nor is the organizer(s) responsible for you or your behavior. Hiking or other activities have inherent risks. Your participation in our hikes or other events could be dangerous and can result in serious injury including medical emergencies or worse.

You agree to participate in this event completely at your own risk and to take full responsibility for your own safety and well-being, including those of your guests.

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  • lucia

    We would love to stay for lunch but what about the dogs

    June 27, 2014

    • Carol A.

      Sorry, can't help you with this - most people who bring their dogs park in a shady spot and leave the windows open.

      June 27, 2014

    • lucia

      The pictures are great
      Thanks so much for these special memories

      July 12, 2014

  • Maureen

    I love this hike! Thanks Carol!

    July 1, 2014

  • Carol A.

    Excellent all the way around - weather was great, company is always awesome and our 4-legged buds had a blast! Thanks to everyone for making this a very good day!

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • elaine z.

    Beautiful day cute dogs. Nice group of people

    1 · June 28, 2014

  • Elyse


    June 28, 2014

  • Donna

    I'm bringing my doggie - she loves to swim (but no ice cream for her). I'll be very ready for lunch when it's all through.

    June 27, 2014

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