July 2016 Edition
Updated June 27

Kayak or Bike at Finley Lake

Sunday,  July 10

Choose to kayak on the lake or bicycle the trails. The groups will meet afterward to go to supper. Meet at Bett’s Park at 1:00 p.m. or at the store at Finley Lake at 2:00 p.m. Leader: Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.


Bike Oil Creek State Park

Wednesday, July 13

Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the car wash at Route 6 and Railroad Street in Youngsville or at the Oil Creek Petroleum Center at 10:00 a.m. Ride north to Titusville, have lunch and return to Petroleum Center. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331 evenings.


Kayak on Edinboro Lake

Saturday, July 16

Meet at Bett’s Park at 12:30 p.m. or at McDonald’s in Edinboro at 2:00. Dinner at Charley’s afterwards. Leader: Kathy Moore, 814-688-5612.


Bike Rouseville to Belmar Bridge

Sunday, July 24

Route is from the Rouseville Trailhead approximately 28 miles to Belmar  Bridge. Meet at Bett’s Park at 1:00 p.m. or at the trail head at 2:00. Leader: Linda Ross, 814-726-3920.


Pittsfield, Pot Luck and Pickin II

Wednesday, July 27

Bike ride throughout Pittsfield 16 miles. Bring a dish to pass for potluck and singing after ride. Meet at Youngsville Elementary/Middle School at 10:00 a.m. Leader: Jonella Roundtree, 814-554-6463.


Bike Erie

Wednesday, August 3

Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Country Fair, 5866 Station Road, on the north side of I-90 at the Bay Front Connector Exit (Exit #32). Leader: Pat Spicer, 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

April Outing Pictures

Henrys Mills Outing Henrys Mills, 17 April

Minister Creek Hike Minister Creek Hike, 24 April


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.