May 2017
Updated May 4
Bike Rouseville to Franklin
Sunday, May 7

Meet at Betts Field at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.


Bike Presque Isle State Park
Wednesday, May 10

Meet at the first parking lot on the right after entering the park at 2:00 p.m. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331, evenings.


Hike at Lakeview Cemetary
Sunday, May 14

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.


Kite Flying and Pot Luck Dinner
Wednesday, May 17

This event is to solicit donations for Warren Gives charity fund. Hot dogs provided. Bring a dish to pass. Meet at the home of Debra and John Young from noon to 4:00. 814-730-8388


Bike and Camp Trip to Gettysburg
May 24 - 27

Camp at Gettysburg Battlefield KOA at 20 Knox Road, Gettysburg, PA; 800-562-1869 or 717-642-5713. Mention you are with the AOC in order to camp together. Leader: Dennis Anderson, 716-969-9772.


Memorial Day Weekend Float
Sunday, May 28

Launch at Webb's Ferry Boat Launch at 1:30 p.m. Stop at Red Oak Campground afterward for campfire. Leaders: Deb Young, 814-730-8388.


Hike Chapman Dam
Tuesday, May 30

FR437 to Mohawk Road. Meet at Musante Street at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Greg Burkett, 814-723-4989.


Bike From Van on Sandy Creek and Allegheny Trails to Franklin
Wednesday, May 31

Meet at Sheetz in Cranberry, PA (Rt. 322 and Rt. 257) at 10:00 a.m. A shuttle ride. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331, evenings.


Hike Spetz Hill to Blue Eye
Sunday,  June 4
A shuttle hike. Meet at Betts Field at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Linda Ross, 814-726-3920.

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.