Hike on the Finger Lakes Trail at Letchworth State Park – Mt. Morris
The Finger Lakes Trail has a branch trail running through Letchworth State Park. We will hike from the Mt. Morris Dam Visitor Center, heading south. We’ll hike for about 45 minutes south, and then return to the start. There will be open views from the Hogs Back Overlook early on, then intermittent views through the trees.
Snowshoes? I think so. The warm weather has knocked down some of the snow depth, but there is a pretty good crust on the top. Snowshoes will help even out the footing.
Facilities: There is a modern enclosed pit toilet next to the parking lot on the exit side. Decently clean, with toilet paper, and a very cold seat. The visitor center will be open on our return for a presentation and the indoor restroom should be available then.
Cancellation or last minute contact: You will receive my cell phone number when you RSVP. If you need to cancel at the last minute please call or text me.
Free Lecture Series at the Visitor Center at 1 pm
“The Groveland Ambuscade: folklore, fiction, facts and fallacies”: Retired Livingston County News staff writer and history buff Howard Appell tells of how in 1779, Sgt. Boyd’s scouting party was ambushed and defeated by Seneca and Loyalist troops. Fifteen of the party were killed. Boyd and Pvt. Parker were taken prisoner and suffered unspeakable fatal tortures at Little Beard’s Town. Appell will review this notorious Revolutionary War episode as it is recounted in works of scholarly history, romantic fiction and embellished folklore.
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