Adirondack Foothills Fern Hike


August 10, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Pixley Falls State Park - Parking Area
CM34+86 , Booneville, New York, 13309

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Join our Central New York Chapter on a summer hike! Pixley Falls State Park, in Boonville, is on route 46, 18 miles northeast of Rome. (See the June 1 item, above.) With Mike Serviss we’ll hunt for different species of ferns as we hike the woodland trail the Chapter has been renovating and building at Pixley. Stage 1: Starting at the falls, we’ll proceed along the creek and eventually climb higher until meeting the Red Trail. Stage 2: At this point, some may choose to return to the falls and the parking area, while others continue climbing the trail to the upper ridge of the escarpment.

Distance: 1-3 miles

Duration: 2 hours

Rating: State 1 is easy-to-moderate, stage 2 (optional) is moderate-to-difficult

Meeting Place: Pixley Falls State Park front parking area

Coordinator and Leader: Steve Kinne (315) 882-3684, with Mike Serviss, a Regional Conservation Project Coordinator for NYS Parks, and a botanist with a special interest in ferns.