Micro-Spike HIKE – Sprague Brook Park – 2/10/19

Our group led by experienced leader Kim Newland opted for a micro-spike hike since there was not enough snow for Nordic skiing and it was icey. This turned out to be a wonderful option, and we thoroughly enjoyed the scenic, winding ravine trail along the East bank of Sprague Brook. We encountered a few other adventurous hikers and bikers who were also enjoying this beautiful Erie County-run trail system. After a few miles we were forced to turn around since the ice on Sprague Brook had broken and the raging creek was too dangerous to cross. We backtracked and our knowledgeable leader led us to a delightful Outer Loop Trail on the other side of Foote Rd. (Rt.563). Altogether we hiked about 5 miles, and are eager to return when we can rock-hop across Sprague Brook and explore more of the trails in this beautiful park.

— Submitted by David and Janet Kowalski