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
518-474-0456
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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Newest Finger Lakes Book Available!

NEWEST FINGER LAKES BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!

I am pleased to announce yet another outdoor exploration book for the Finger Lakes Region.
This one is titled: Exploring Nature in the Finger Lakes – Cortland and Ithaca Region. The following is information from my webpage about it.

Exploring Nature in the Finger Lakes Region of New York 
Cortland and Ithaca Regions
In this book, we can take you to 7 nature/learning centers, 8 "unique areas" and 11 nature preserves in the Ithaca and Cortland areas of the Finger Lakes. We cover some of the best natural areas in Cortland, Tompkins and Tioga counties. You will encounter endless gorges, waterfalls and wildflower acres to explore and enjoy. In addition you will be able to access thousands of NY State Forest acres in all of these counties.
2017, 114 pages, 60 full color photos, 4x8 spiral bound, $19.95
To order this book, or any of our other titles, with a credit card, call the publisher Common Man Books at 866-793-0555 or go through their website at www.commonmanbooks.com.

It may not yet be up on the publisher’s website, so just call and ask for it if you are interested for you or your business.

You can access a rough photo of the cover and more information about it and other NY titles from my webpage at:  http://rogerfulton.com/ecotours/NYBooks/finger-lakes-region.html

Thanks for your time and consideration and please share this message with your outdoor friends.
Roger Fulton


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

Master Naturalist and Author

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ithaca and Syracuse NY Area Hikes - Postings

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
www.RogerFulton.com





Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Adams Eden Trails Update - Closed for now!

On page 80 of our recent book, Short Hikes in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State - Auburn and Syracuse Region we highlighted the trails of the Adams Eden Camp near Lafayette, NY. We had recently heard that they had closed and that the property had been sold this past January. So yesterday we went up there to try to find out about the future access to the trails and waterfalls. We arrived and found "Closed" signs before entering the property. But one of the new owners came down and greeted us. The property is currently closed to the public. They do not have the current insurance policies in place to open it to the public.  All future activities are pending. We'll try to keep you updated as they update us.
Access other trail opportunities in the Finger Lakes Region at: www.Rogerfulton.com or through our publisher: www.commonmanbooks.com
 Roger