Halloween Paddle & Party – Ellicott Creek

RichardSchraven1@gmail.com   MarySchraven1@gmail.com   We will begin with a leisurely paddle of Ellicott Creek from Niagara Falls Blvd. at 10 am (weather dependent) followed by a pot-luck party at 1 pm at our home (91 N. Parrish Drive, Amherst, NY 14228). We will provide a pot of chili and vegetarian version, non-alcoholic beverages including hot mulled cider. …

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November 2022 General Meeting

Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst

Let’s get ready for the snow!  Join us on November 8, at 6:30 pm for a Xcountry ski/snowshoe workshop presented by the Snowflake Ski Shop of Lockport, NY. We’ll be learning about proper layering, waxing,  the various types of skis and snowshoes used in these fun sports, and the benefits of each. This workshop will …

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Forest Bathing at Tifft Nature Preserve

Tifft Nature Preserve 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY

(Rain/Snow Date: November 19, 2022) Forest Bathing is an adaptation of Shinrin-Yoku, a research-based practice of nature immersion originating in Japan, which supports physiological health and psychological relaxation and well-being. When on a guided walk to “take in the forest atmosphere,” participants are invited to slow their pace, open their senses to the elements around …

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Late Morning Walk at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve

Reinstein Woods 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY

Join Pam Sander and Sue Kolasz for a 3.5 mile brisk walk (or more, depending on interest of the group), at beautiful Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. This is a 292-acre forested complex that includes wetlands and ponds, and is located within a developed suburban area. There are eight trails on the property; we’ll walk the …

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Letchworth State Park (Finger Lakes Trail Spur) Backpacking Trip

Details: 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 …

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December 2022 General Meeting

Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst

The December meeting will be our holiday potluck.  Bring a dish to pass.  Plan to arrive at 6:00 and we will eat at 6:30.

Erie County Forest Hike/Snowshoe

Erie County Forest Genesee Rd., East Concord, NY

HIKE/SNOWSHOE: We’ll trek 4-5 miles on beautiful wooded trails with charming bridges including the iconic Bridge on the River Kwai and A Bridge Too Far. The terrain is hilly with many scenic ups and downs. Level B hike- moderate. Meet at the Sugar Shack Trailhead on Genesee Rd. Please wear hiking boots / snowshoes / …

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Reinstein Woods Hike (or Snowshoe Walk)

Reinstein Woods 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY

Rescheduled from 1/2/23 due to trail conditions. Approximate distance and time of 3.5 miles (2 hour duration) Hiking poles highly recommended. Dress Appropriately (hiking shoes, warm clothing). Areas can be icy/slippery – yaks or micro spikes highly recommended (other than two overlooks, trails are natural ). Bring water and snack. Level 1 Hike (C) Easy …

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January 2023 General Meeting

Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Hwy, Amherst

Education Workshop at 6:30 pm: Winter Backpacking Skills with Jonathan Coupal Planning Your Winter Backpacking Trip Rather than another discussion about what gear to buy, this introductory session focuses on the winter season and planning steps you may want to take to ensure that you have a fun winter backpacking experience. Topics include course/trail selection, …

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Young Members Hike by Emma and Joy

Bond Lake County Park

Young Members (members in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and those that still feel like they are) Hike by Emma and Joy (and Frank Meyer as sweep) Bond Lake County Park, Saturday, January 21. Meet at the county park entrance on the north side of the road at 11 AM. There are trails on both sides …

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Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Hike

Reinstein Woods 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY

Approximate distance and time of 3.5 - 4 miles (2-hour duration) Hiking poles highly recommended. Dress Appropriately (hiking shoes, warm clothing). Hand warmers STRONGLY recommended. Snowshoes if adequate snow. Areas can be icy/slippery – yaks or micro spikes highly recommended (other than two wooden overlooks, trails are natural and unpaved). Bring water and snacks. Limited …

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