Winter 2017
Updated November 10

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You are encouraged to call the leader before coming to an event in order to learn of any last minute changes.
October 8
Bike Ride at Oil Creek. Meet at Betts Field at 1:00 p.m. or the Petroleum Center Trail Head at 2:00 p.m. Leader, Linda Ross, 814-726-3920.
October 15
Hike NCT from Route 59 Trail Head to Sugar Bay. A shuttle hike of 5 miles. Meet at the Brown Run Road Parking Lot where Route 59 crosses Brown Run at 1:00 p.m. Leader, Marge Neel, 814-757-9099.
October 19
North Warren Bike Trail Cleanup. Meet at AutoZone in North Warren at 9:00 a.m. Leader, Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.
October 22
Hike Tom's Run. Meet at Musanti Street at 1:00 p.m. Leader, Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.
October 29
Pumpkin Gob Hike. This hike is to be announced because it isn't planned yet. But the dinner afterwards has been; Deb says if we eat at Sprague's that weekend we can get Pumpkin Gob. Watch your email, the Warren Times Observer, or for announcement. 
November 5
Hike the Kinzua Valley Trail. Meet at the trailhead in Westline at 2:00 p.m. Leader, Jim Eberly, 814-723-7888.
November 12
Annual Dinner. Hike in the Ludlow Area with dinner afterwards at Olmstead Manor.  Meet in the lower parking lot at Olmstead Manor in Ludlow at 2:30 to hike. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Hike Leader, Deb Young, 814-730-8388.
November 19
Hike at Audubon Community Nature Center. This is a hike of about 5 miles. Meet at the kiosk in front of the Nature Center at 2:00 p.m. Leader, John Young, 814-730-2915.
April 27 thru May 1, 2018

Camping at Sinnemahoning State Park south of Austin, PA. Events to enclude but not limited to: Kayaking the First Fork, Sinnemahoning River; biking on trails and road; hiking the Fred Woods Trail (4.5 mile loop); Wildlife Center at the park; Elk Center in Benezett, PA. More information and camp site numbers will be forthcoming at the January Planning Meeting. Leader; Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331 evenings.


The AOC is an organization of individuals of all ages based in northwestern Pennsylvania who enjoy nature and year round outdoor activities. We try to maintain a schedule of hosted hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking and winter skiing activities, as well as numerous special events, for anyone who wishes to participate.


Send email to: You can also contact our officers by phone at the numbers below.
John Young, president 814-730-2915 John Shinaberger, vice pres. 814-598-9094 Debra Young, treasurer 814-730-8388 Patricia Shinaberger, sect. 814-598-4590


Join us in the outdoors. Events are open to members and non-members alike. Come on! You'll be welcome!

Dues for membership are $5 per person per year. Dues go toward the cost of our club memberships in Keystone Trails Association and North Country Trail Association, and for mailing quarterly schedules. Schedules are also distributed via e-mail for members who are online. Non-members are always welcome to participate in activities without obligation to join the club. Dues are payable to Debra Young, 1588 Town Line Road, Russell, PA 16345. Please make payments for the current year only.