Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Nature Hike This Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, August 20 3-5 pm
Join naturalist and author Roger Fulton on a free nature walk at Lime Hollow Nature Center, just outside of Cortland, NY from 3-5 pm. Meet at the Nature Center at: 338 McLean Rd., Cortland, NY 13045.
We will cover about 2 ½ miles at a moderate pace, stopping frequently to discuss what we find in nature. The trails are uneven woods trails and good footwear is recommended. You may want bug spray. Adults only and no dogs. Contact Roger if you need additional information or directions. Heavy rain or lightning cancels.
Roger Fulton is a noted outdoor author of several regional hiking, biking and kayaking guides for NY and Florida. He is also the co-author of two NY wildflower books..
Join him if you can. Member and Media contacts: Roger Fulton, www.RogerFulton.com. And Roger@RogerFulton.com or 386-956=6089 evenings.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Erie Canalway Trail segment update

We just got back from a trip to Western New York to explore the newest segment of the Erie Canalway Trail from Lockport to Amherst.  This segment closes about an eight-mile gap in the Erie Canalway Trail.  So, to update our 2016 book, Bicycling the Erie Canalway Trail, Tips and advice for your adventure(s), we just had to go out and see for ourselves what was going on.  And we found out about a five-and-a-half-mile paved section from Pendleton to Lockport is complete and very nice.  However, the section from Pendleton to Amherst, although only two miles, is still pending construction.  Despite this, you can still complete the Erie Canalway Trail, just that last segment is still “on road”.  Should you be interested in riding this new section, from Lockport to Pendleton, the Lockport Trailhead is accessible from Stevens Street and State Road in Lockport.  The GPS for that location is N 43˚ 09.838’, W 078˚ 42.055’. 

Upcoming TV interview

We just got back from a trip to Western New York to explore a new segment of the Erie Canalway Trail.  You may or may not remember that we rode the entire length of that trail - about 400 miles - in 2015.  We co-authored our book Bicycling the Erie Canalway Trail, Tips and advice for your adventure(s).  While there, we had the opportunity to do a half-hour TV interview with Bill Hilts, Jr., the Outdoor Promotions Director for Destination Niagara USA.  He interviewed us about our exploration of this trail, our experiences, and also about our book.  That TV program will air August 7, 2017, on LCTV.  We will keep you posted on the time it will air and hopefully we’ll be able to give you a link so you can watch it at your convenience.  In the meantime, if you want details of our 2015 trip, you can still view our blog at:   http://eriecanaltrek2015.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 24, 2017

Erie Canalway Trail, Lockport to Amherst July 27, 2017

This week we will be exploring a new segment of the Erie Canalway Trail between Lockport, NY and Amherst, NY.  We think about 8 miles, but that's why we explore.  If you would like to join us, we will be biking from Lockport on July 27, leaving in the early afternoon.  If you have any interest, you can contact Roger at roger@rogerfulton.com or give him a call at 386-956-6089 any afternoon or evening.  If you happen to have solid information about that section of trail, please also let Roger know.  Thanks and hope to see you on the trail!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Erie Canal: July 4th- 200th anniversary of the beginning of construction.

On July 4, 1817, construction began on the Erie Canal.  Now, in 2017, we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of that amazing engineering feat.  In 2015, we biked the entire Erie Canalway, from Buffalo to Albany, 366 miles.  And we published our experiences in our book titled, “Bicycling the Erie Canalway Trail, Tips and advice for your adventure(s)”.  To learn more about the Erie Canal and our travels along it, go to the blog on www.rogerfulton.com website, under “Erie Canal Trek 2015” (http://eriecanaltrek2015.blogspot.com/) and hopefully you can share in our adventures and plan for your own.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tell Your Friends and Family to Save Money

Golden Park Program in New York

Skip Navigation Links Golden Park Program

If you are a New York State resident 62 or older, on any weekday (except holidays), you can obtain ...
... simply by presenting your currently valid New York State Driver License or New York State Non-Driver Identification Card.*
For locations with pay stations, please contact the facility directly for information.
For information about facilities where this program is valid, contact the nearest state park
state park regional office or:
New York State Parks
Albany, New York 12238
TTY/TDD through 711 Relay Service
A New York State Driver License or a New York State Non-Driver Identification Card may be obtained from your local Motor Vehicle office. You may want to contact them first to be certain you bring the required forms of identification, age etc.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to join a hike in New York

Many people want to know about the hikes I lead so they can join in. Although I do post some hikes here, most go on specific area Meetup boards.

For the Ithaca/Cortland area, check out the Meetup Group Ithaca Area Hiking and Nature Study Group. You can find them at:  https://www.meetup.com/Ithaca-Hiking-Nature-Study-Group/

For the Syracuse/Cortland area I post for the Syracuse Outdoor Adventure Group on Meetup. You can access them at:   https://www.meetup.com/adventurers-103/

Hope this helps you to be able to join us on hikes and other activities the Summer.

Best wishes, as always.

Roger Fulton

Phone and text: Afternoons and evenings only: 386-956-6089
Deland, FL and Cortland, NY
Master Naturalist and Author