July 2016 Edition
Updated August 8

Bike Willow Bay to Allegany State Park

Sunday,  August 7

On Sunday, August 7, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will ride bikes in the Willow Bay area. Participants will meet at 2 p.m. at the parking area for the North Country Trail on Rte. 346. From there they will ride to Allegany State Park in New York then return to the starting point. Leader: John Shinaberger, 814-598-9094.


Bike the Butler Freeport Community Trail

Wednesday, August 17

This is a 32-mile round trip on crushed limestone and asphalt. The ride will begin at the north end of the trail and travel south to Freeport. Meet at Bett’s Field at 9:30 a.m. Leaders: Bill and Jean Ferry. Call Bill at 814-757-9260 or call or text Jean at 814-706-8927.


Kayak at Cassadaga Lakes

Saturday, August 20

Meet at the Jamestown Park and Ride at I-86 and Route 60. Bring lunch to eat at the lakes. There will be an opportunity to walk around Lily Dale afterwards. Leader: Kathy Moore. 814-688-5612.


Bike the Sandy Creek and Allegheny Trails

Wednesday, August 31

Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the car wash at Route 6 and Railroad Street in Youngsville or at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheetz Station on Route 322 in Cranberry, PA to ride the Sandy Creek Trail to the Allegheny River then ride the Allegheny River Trail to Franklin, PA. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331 evenings.


Biking and Camping at Hickory Run State Park

September 2 through 6th

Biking and camping at Hickory Run State Park, arrive September 2nd depart September 6th, will include biking on the Lehigh Valley Trail along with a ride on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway. Several members have already made reservation with camp site numbers of 160 and 158 (modern, no electric). Telephone number for reservations at Hickory Run is 888-727-2757. Hickory Run State Park is approximately a 250 mile trip from Warren. Contact leader Pat Spicer for more information 814-757-8331 evenings.





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.