April 2017
Updated April 5
Hike Kinzua Bridge State Park and See the New Museum
Sunday, April 9

Meet at the park parking lot at 2:00 p.m. View the new museum and hike to the bottom of the gorge. Some places are steep - having a walking stick is suggested. Leader: Pat Shinaberger, 814-598-4590.


Hike Hemlock Run
Saturday, April 15

This is a 6.8-mile shuttle hike on the North Country Trail from the trailhead at Route 59 to the Chappel Bay Trailhead on Route 321. Hikers should dress for muddy terrain and bring their lunch and water. Meet at the Ranger Station at Routes 59 and 321 at 10:30 a.m. Leaders: Susan Guenther and Ray Carlson, 716-763-4386 or 716-450-1746.


Float Tionesta Creek, Sheffield to Blue Jay Bridge
Wednesday, April 19

Meet at Sheffield Boat Launch at 10:00 a.m. Bring water and lunch. Permit required to use the launch site. Cancelled if temperature is below 60 F AND raining. Leader: Dennis Anderson, 716-969-9772.


Hike Flat Run
Sunday, April 23

This hike is about 6 miles and has several small stream crossings. Meet at Howe's True Value at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Jim Houghtling, 814-723-1654.


Hike at Lakeview Cemetary
Sunday, May 4

Hike at Lakeview Cemetary. Meet at the Methodist Church beside the Cemetary parking lot on Buffalo Street, Jamestown, NY at 1:30 p.m. Leader: John Young, 814-730-2915.


All AOC events which include cross-country skiing, bicycling, and kayaking & canoeing, as well as hiking and sometimes overnight camping, are free and open to the public. Dues to join the AOC are $5 per person per year. The AOC also administers the 100-Mile Patch program for those hikers who complete the approximately 96.8 miles of the North Country National Scenic Trail within the Allegheny National Forest. For more information about this and other local outdoors activities go to the Outdoor Subjects link above.


Our spring schedule begins this month and the new schedule is available at the "Schedule" link above. There are two three-day trip planned. If you would like to go you will need to make reservations for the campgrounds, the sooner the better.


Biking and Camping Trip to Gettysburg

May 24 - 27
Dennis Anderson is organizing this three-day trip. The group will be tent camping. See the Schedule for details.


Biking and Camping Trip to Buffalo/Niagara Area

June 25 - 28
Pat Spiceer and Barb Suckow are organizing this trip. The group will be tent-camping on Grand Island and biking Robert Moses Parkway and Clarance Pathways. See the Schedule for details.