Great Bear is a wonderful place to snowshoe/hike. Conditions can vary depending on the amount of snow fall, so be prepared for one or the other. This event is listed for snow shoeing but if there is enough interest and another person willing to lead, we can also do cross country skiing. The length of the hike depends on which trail we choose and the pace of the group. I prefer a leisurely pace. Conservatively speaking I will say a minimum of 2 hours. Of course this is all weather dependent.
We'll meet at the trail entrance.
Bring: appropriate gear, clothing, water, snack and anything else you might like.
Directions: Great Bear Recreation Area is located off County Route 57 between Phoenix and Fulton, NY. Use this link http://friendsofgreatbear.org/directions.asp for directions.
More information: This unique area is owned by the City of Fulton and the Town of Volney. There are numerous miles of well-maintained trails used by hikers, mountain bikers as well as cross country skiers. You'll find a lot more information and a trail map on this great place from the Great Bear Website. One trail suggestion is the Yellow Loop. This loop follows yellow plastic trail markers on a pleasant 2.3 mile (we gps'd it at 2.7 miles) hike through the property. This hike takes you to an old lock along the Oswego River. You'll hike briefly along the old towpath and to the perfect picnic spot with a bench on the banks of the river
We’ll see you in the outdoors, Anna
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