September 2016 Edition
Updated September 10

Bike Cider Mill Road Area

Sunday, September 11

This is a hike of 5 miles in the Cider Mill Road area of Russell. Participants will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Marge Neel at 468 Cider Mill Road, Russell. For more information call Marge Neel at (814) 757-9099.


Bike Pat McGee and Allegheny River Valley Trails

Wednesday, September 14

This involves riding 6 miles round trip on the McGee Trail at Salamanca, NY then driving to Allegany, NY to ride six miles on the A.R.V.T. The McGee Trail has crushed limestone and grass surfaces. If conditions are not good that day there is an option of returning via Route 353. The A.R.V.T. has an asphalt surface and loops around St. Bonaventure University. Meet at Tops in Frewsburg at 10:00 a.m. or at the McGee Trail Head just outside Salamanca (north city limits) on Route 353 at 11:00 a.m. Leader: Bill Ferry, call 814-757-9260, or text or call 814-706-8927.




Seventh Annual A-100 Hiking Challenge

Twenty-five hikers go the whole 100 miles.

The Allegheny National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association held its A-100 Event on 10 June and reports describe it as a great success. This year 113 persons participated  with 25 completing 100 miles, 52 completed 50 miles and 19 completed 25 miles. Below are links to more on the subject.

Jeff Manelick’s E-mail Report of the 2016 A-100 Hiking Challenge

Ian Young’s You Tube Video

Titusville Herald Article: Allegheny 100 Hiking Challenge recently held

Warren Times Observer Article: A100 Challenge was a big success


State Trail Conference in Warren

September 20 - 23

Bill Massa has alerted us to be on the lookout for announcement of this event important to outdoors people. The event will include a hike on Tom's Run Trail (3.5 miles) and Heart's Content Interpretive Trail (1.1 miles) on the 23rd. Look for details to be announced.