Guided Hikes Anyone?
(last updated: 2/6/08)
Often it's nice to join a group of others to go for a hike. The reasons to do this can include
  • camaraderie
  • for car pooling and car shuttling logistics
  • to overcome the fear of venturing into an unknown area
  • safety
  • or for other personal reasons


Fortunately, there are many groups throughout Central and Western New York that offer guided hikes year-round. Here's a partial list. It's a work in progress so please email sue@footprintpress.com if you know of any other groups that offer guided hikes or can improve upon the information listed here:

Directory of Guided Hikes in Central & Western New York
(In winter they're generally cross-country ski or snowshoe outings)

Hikes that originate in Monroe County
Adirondack Mountain Club - Genesee Valley Chapter
    Free Sunday hikes
    Hotline: (585) 987-1717 option 3
    Web site: http://www.gvc-adk.org/
Crescent Trails
     Free hike 2nd Sunday per month, 1:30 PM (generally on the Crescent Trail somewhere in Perinton)
     Hotline (585) 234-1621
     Web site: http://www.perinton.org/Departments/RandP/hikingctha/
Genesee Valley Hiking Club
     Saturday and Sunday hikes
     (585) 359-0902
     http://www.fingerlakestrail.org/gvhc.htm#schedule
Monroe Y Ski Club
     Hikes at 11:00 AM Sundays
     Call (585) 544-5826
     Web site: http://www.monroeyskiclub.org/
Mosaic Outdoor Mountain Club
     Call (585) 251-2801
Pack, Paddle, Ski
     Wide variety of hikes and fun excursions, fee
     Call (585) 346-5597 for a catalog
     Web site: www.packpaddleski.com
Penfield Trails Commission 
     Hikes are often listed in the Democrat & Chronicle
Wednesday Hikers
    Often 2 hikes are held each Wednesday
    Call (585) 582-2349
Women Out Walking
     Weekly hikes, days vary
     $1 membership, call (585) 425-7007

Hikes that originate in Ontario County
Victor Hiking Trails
     Free hike one Saturday morning per month, always something different
     Common meeting spot: behind Victor Town Hall
     Hotline (585) 234-8226
     Web site: http://www.victorhikingtrails.org
Ontario Pathways
     Web site: http://www.ontariopathways.org/events.htm

Hikes that originate in the Genesee Valley Region
Genesee Valley Greenway
     Web site: http://www.fogvg.org

Hikes that originate in the Finger Lakes Region
Adirondack Mountain Club - Finger Lakes Chapter
     Web site: http://people.clarityconnect.com/webpages/schwartz/adk/
Triple Cities Hiking Club
     Sunday hikes, 1 or 1:30PM
     Common meeting spot: Parking lot, Main St., Westover
     Web site: http://www.tier.net/users/tchc/
Finger Lakes Trail Conference
     Must join to receive newsletter with hike information
     Web site: www.fingerlakestrail.org

Women's Outdoors Finger Lakes
     email Sandy: fingerlakes@women-outdoors.org
     web site: www.women-outdoors.org (click on events & look for Finger Lakes Region under New York.)

Hikes that originate in Onondaga County
Adirondack Mountain Club - Onondaga Chapter
     Call (315) 446-6388
Onondaga County Parks
     A constantly changing schedule of events, small fee
     Web site: http://onondagacountyparks.com
Hikes that originate in Tompkins County
Cayuga Trails Club
     Saturday & Sunday hikes
     Web site: http://www.cayugatrailsclub.org
Hikes that originate in Erie County
Adirondack Mountain Club - Niagara Frontier Chapter
     Email  Happyk1@aol.com
Buffalo Hike Club
     Web site: www.buffalorising.com/city/archives/2005/12/buffalo_hike_d.php
Foothills Trails Club
     Web site: www.foothillstrailclub.org

Hikes that originate in the Southern Tier
Chautauqua County Hiking Club

 

 

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