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Hike the Morrison Trail

Sunday, April 6

Meet at Howes True Value at 1:30 p.m. or at the trail head on Route 59 at 2:00 p.m. Leader, Pat Shinaberger, 814-598-4590.


Earth Day/Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup

Tuesday,  April 22

Meet at Sandstone Springs on SR 3005 off Heart’s Content Road at 9:00 a.m. Bring gloves, sturdy shoes and water. Leader, Bill Massa, 814-723-2568.


Hike at Hatch Run Conservation Area

Sunday,   April 27

A 6-mile loop hike. Meet at the parking lot at the Hatch Run Conservation Area at 1:30 p.m. Leader, Marjorie Neel, 814-757-9099.


Wednesday Bike Ride

Wednesday, April 30

Meet at Chautauqua Mall Parking Lot in front of Jo Ann Fabric at 5:30 p.m. Ride Lake Road by Celeron and the surrounding area. Leader, Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331.


Kayak/Canoe Clarion River

Sunday,  May 4

Meet at Howe’s True Value at 12:30 p.m. or at the PA boat launch three miles upstream from the bridge at Cooksburg on Route 36 at 1:30. Approximately a 6-mile float to Gravel Lick Road. Your boat will need a registration or launch permit, also PFDs. Leader, Dennis Anderson, 716-969-9772.


Hike the Hatch Run Conservation Area

Sunday, April 27

Hike at the Hatch Run Conservation Area. A 5.5 to 6 mile loop hike. Meet at the parking lot at the Hatch Run Conservation Area at 1:30 p.m. Leader Marjorie Neel, 814-757-9099.

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KTA Returns to Wellsboro for 2014 Spring Hiking Weekend

April 25-27

The Keystone Trails Association will host its Spring Meeting and Hiking Weekend from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27 in Wellsboro, Tioga County. KTA's Wellsboro weekends always attract large crowds, so make sure to register early! More information here.

Bryce Canyon

Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park

Trip to Bryce Canyon National Park Being Planned

Pat Spicer is planning another of her popular trips west, this time to Bryce Canyon in Utah. This will be a winter trip, January 5 through the 13th, so opportunities for cross country skiing are expected. There are 30 miles of ungroomed trails in the park and 40 miles of groomed ones just outside the park. Hiking is also a possibility, and the photo opportunities will be almost constant.

Present plans are to fly out of Cleveland or Buffalo and to Salt Lake City. The group will then drive to Bryce Canyon where they will stay at the Ruby's Inn.

Pat will have a planning meeting in July to give more information. Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331.

Links: Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby's Inn


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Third Annual Armstrong Trail Fund Raising Ride

Armstrong Rails to Trails Assoc. and the Allegheny Valley Land Trust

Here is a chance to take in a new bike trail and help support a Pennsylvania trail. Click on the logo above for more information and an application form.


Pfeiffer Nature Center Announces 8th Annual Woods Walk and Trail Run

If you hike with the AOC you may recall going to the Center's Lillibridge Property near Portville, NY to hike. There we found 188 acres of beautiful woodland crossed with hiking trails. Vicke Schmidt has written to announce their annual walk and run event to be held Saturday, June 14. Proceeds will benefit the Center. For more information click here.


Butler Outdoor Club to Hold 18th Annual Outdoor Extravaganza

Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-26, 2014.

It's that time of year again when we get an email from Joyce Appel announcing the Outdoor Extravaganza. Such a name for the event is not an exageration. Check out the list of things going on.

Various levels of hikes, as well as yoga hike, scavenger hunt hike and nature hikes.

Various levels of bike rides.

Canoe & Kayak trips on lakes and streams, as well as raft trip.

Sailing, Windsurfing & Nautical Nature Boat Tour.

Workshops: glass blowing, dutch oven baking, crafts, composting, essential oils, herb garden, back country treats, folk sing-a-long, butterflies and disc golf

Excursions: Emlenton Mill & Segway Tour, Aviary & Urban Hike

Kids Activities: celebrate fish, wacky jewelry & music, scavenger hunt, super hero, butterflies, crafts & making a kite

Evening Entertainment: Drum Circle, National Road presentation, singing group Occasional Divas, Jim Sorenson guitar and songs.

Reiki, Message therapy, Gear / Exchange Flea Market

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