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Beginner’s Backpacking Trip – Allegany State Park

September 16 @ 9:00 AM - September 17 @ 5:00 PM

This is a 1 night, 2 day backpacking event organized by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of the ADK Club and is would be excellent as a beginner’s backpacking trip to learn fundamentals. The Willis Creek Lean-To is located 3.25 miles from the ASP3 parking spot in Allegany State Park in the Quaker area. No prior backpacking experience is required for this trip, however as always inexperienced candidates will be included at the organizer’s discretion.

We’ll do a zoom meeting a few weeks ahead to settle on travel details (ride sharing, meeting location) and review gear requirements, as attendees are expected to be self-supported including meals and gear. The trip organizer may make recommendations on borrowing or renting gear at that time.

Group size is limited to 10 persons. Restricted to ADK members and their guests. There is no rain date for this, we’ll plan on hiking in “liquid sunshine”.

Call or text the organizer, Jonathan Coupal, at 716-570-7070 or email at [email protected] to RSVP or ask any followup questions. Deadline to RSVP on this trip is September 10, 2023.


September 16 @ 9:00 AM
September 17 @ 5:00 PM


Jonathan Coupal


Allegheny State Park