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.
Hike: Sterling Lake Loop
Park: Sterling Forrest State Park
Distance: 4+ miles
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
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