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Baltimore Woods in the Winter

Photo by Sierra Club, Iroquois Group
Photo by Sierra Club, Iroquois Group
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

4007 Bishop Hill Road
Marcellus, NY 13108

This beautiful 180-acre area in Marcellus has more than six miles of hiking trails we can explore, depending on our group’s whim. Please note that dogs are not allowed. Baltimore Woods is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. We’ll meet in the upper parking lot.


Explore Old Fly Marsh

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Number 5 Road West (about 1/2 mile east of Cemetary Rd)
Pompey, NY 13138

This preserve contains a 45-acre marsh and pond that are regular resting spots for migrating waterfowl. It also includes a mature forest with a wide variety of flora. Directions to Old Fly Marsh can be found at: cnylandtrust.org/preserves.html. The parking lot where we’ll meet is about 1⁄4 mile east of the intersection on the north side.


Onondaga Creekwalk

Onondaga Creek photo by Janet Allen, Stewardship Garden
Photo by Janet Allen, Stewardship Garden

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 , 2:00 PM

Onondaga Creek Walk
Destiny Center under Hiawatha Blvd. bridge
Syracuse, NY

Let's kick off the New Year with a vigorous walk along the Onondaga Creek.The 2.6 mile trail is easy to follow and paved, but be sure to wear good hiking shoes or boots because it may be icy. Views of Armory Square and the Syracuse Inner Harbor will be part of this fun little urban outing.

Everyone is invited for coffee and cocoa afterwards (spot to be determined).




Early Winter Hike at Conifer Park (James E. Heath Park)

James E. Heath Park photo by John Smith, WAER News
James E. Heath Park photo by John Smith, WAER News

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM

Conifer Park (a.k.a. James E. Heath Park)
5559 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY

Enjoy a bit of "forest in the city" as we explore this former ESF experimental station. The park is located at 5559 South Salina Street, but parking is available at the small pull-off on Conifer Drive.


The Service Trip Experience, Presented by Sue Savion

Photo by Sierra Club, Iroquois Group
Photo by Sierra Club, Iroquois Group

Wednesday November 19, 2014, 7:30 PM

University United Methodist Church
1085 E. Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY

Sue is an Iroquois Group member who has gone on several service trips for the Sierra Club. Her most recent sojourn was to Santa Catalina Island, California, where she helped restore natural vegetation and maintain trails. Sue will share pictures and memories from her trip, offering insider tips for anyone considering a service trip.


Autumn Hike at Elmwood Park

Elmwood Park photo by SUNY ESF
Elmwood Park, photo by SUNY ESF

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00 PM

Elmwood Park
Glenwood Ave
Syracuse, NY

Enjoy the peace of this varied forest area. Walk the easy trails, breathe the crisp autumn air and view the picturesque landscape, with its random stone walls and natural water features. We'll meet at the entrance to the park on Glenwood Ave., Syracuse.

Fall Foliage & More at Lime Hollow Nature Center

Lime Hollow photo by Bob Asanoma
Lime Hollow, photo by Bob Asanoma

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 2:00 PM

Lime Hollow trailhead
3220 Gracie Road
Cortland, NY

Join us as we explore the trail at Chicago Bog Unique Natural Area. Chicago Bog is a kettle bog, a DEC Class II wetland, and one of the few intact bogs in the Finger Lakes Region. We'll park and meet at the Trailhead: 3220 Gracie Road, Cortland.