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Letchworth State Park (Finger Lakes Trail Spur) Backpacking Trip

11/18/2022 - 11/20/2022


This is a 3-day beginner’s backpacking trip, departing late morning on Friday, November 18 and returning to Buffalo on Sunday evening November 20th.

We will be travelling Northbound on the Letchworth spur trail of the Finger Lakes trail, staying in the two lean-to’s on each of the two overnights and averaging around 7-8 miles per day, making this an excellent opportunity to start learning how to prepare for cold weather camping, especially considering the potential for inclement (cold and possibly snow or rain) weather. That being said, we can expect few crowds and fewer bugs! Contact Jonathan with any questions you may have about the trip.

RSVP on a first-come, first serve basis by November 8th (the next ADK-NFC meeting), as the group size is limited to 6 persons by the NYS Parks and we need to get all hikers and vehicles registered in advance to reserve the lean-to’s for our overnights. If the Lean-To’s are reserved, we’ll select a backup hike together in the ANF such as the Morrison Loop.

I’ll share a recommended gear list with registered campers and we can plan on at least one zoom or in-person meetup to review the itinerary for the trip and coordinate transportation, community gear and lending of gear if necessary, meal planning, etc.

RSVP: Jonathan Coupal, [email protected]

Here’s some information and pics about the trail itself: https://www.cnyhiking.com/LetchworthTrail.htm