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October 2021



(In the event of inclement weather, please contact the hike leader in advance of the meet time 
for information on any change in the activity or check our Facebook page for cancellation information.)

(Please make telephone calls before 9PM.)


Blue links below take you to a map page!  

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Fee for a hike is only if one Carpools.


Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this year.

Inclement Weather: Please contact the hike leader or check our Facebook page for cancellation information.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 - LONG HIKE (14 MILES): Take a journey to Rothrock State Forest for a meander around Bear Meadows Natural Area. It’s not just a forest, it’s a fen wetland! That’s fen, not fun, but it will be fun. Just come. Bring good shoes, snacks, lunch, and water. It’s a bit of a drive, so we’ll start early.

Meeting Location: North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner  Departure Time: 7:00 AM
Hike Leader: David Lukes, 717-818-4751, Carpool Fee: $5.00

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 - SHORT HIKE NIXON PARK (3.5 MILES): Well the weather should be great, the leaves hopefully will be turning which makes it a perfect time to be out in nature. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 I am limiting the hike to ten people. Call me or email me to reserve your place. Please bring a mask in the event we cannot social distance. The hike will be approximately 3.5 miles. 

Meeting Location: Nixon Park, lower parking lot Departure Time: 1:30 PM
Hike Leaders: Allen and Lore Britton 717-825-5534, or

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 - SHORT HIKE {3-4 MILES): It should be a beautiful fall day with leaves showing off their autumn beauty. From the church we will take a leisurely hike down the hill to Lake Williams. Then head back up the hill on a different pathway. Afterwards, those that wanted to could walk to Perrydell Dairy for ice cream.

Meeting Location: Bridgeway Church, 255 Reynolds Road, at the back of their parking lot Departure Time: 1:30 PM
Hike Leaders: Sarah & Lou Tateosian, 717-741-2652

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 - SHORT OR MEDIUM HIKE - (8 MILES OR 4 MILES IF ONE WAY HIKE): On a beautiful Fall morning we will hike on Appalachian Trail from Wertzville Rd. parking area where a bright unique mural is found, to Route 11 then return. For those wanting longer hike, you may continue 8 miles more to Boiling Springs; those wanting shorter option may only go one way then return to closest parking area. Along this hike we'll see Scott Farm Trail and Work Center, Bernhisel Bridge at Conodoguinet Creek, footbridges over major highways Rt 11 and I-81, woods walking and more! Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring plenty of water and lunch. You may bring a snack to share. Come along and enjoy an easy, flat section of AT!

Meeting Location: Red Robin restaurant parking area at Boscov's East Parking Galleria Mall Departure Time: 8:00 AM
Hike Start: 9:00 AM
Hike Leader: Janine Zell at home 717-684-7891 or cell on day of hike 717-992-2476 If possible, let me know if coming for planning purposes of enough cars for different length hikes, thank you)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 – MYSTERY HIKE: Details will be provided to members via email when available.



Board Member and Officer Openings: The club is in need of some members to take over some very important roles, with immediate openings for Activities Chair, Trails Chair, and Secretary. These roles are critical to the ongoing operation of the club. For more information you may contact Alan Noble, President or the outgoing chairmen, David Lukes (Activities) and Tom Morley (Trails).


Message: Annual Membership Meeting will be held on October 15 at the York Township Recreational Building.


Newsletter Paper Subscriptions: Please send all newsletter requests (six months, nonrenewable) with a check for $5.00 made payable to “Membership Chairman: Linda Bean,” 1846 Marigold Road, York, PA 17408-1551 Telephone: 717-881-6651


New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ). This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and for inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation.


Please note change: hike leaders should send the sign-up sheet to the membership chairman, Linda Bean ( ) after the hike, and do not forget to send your Hike write-up for the Log Book to  Julie Falsetti ( ).”


Individuals who are willing to lead short hikes on Wednesdays area also wanted. If you would like to lead a Family Friendly hike on Saturday or Sunday please contact the monthly chairperson. A short hike is recommended. Contact David Lukes with any questions about leading hikes at

Thursday Weekly Trail Maintenance: Contact Jim Hooper for information for the current week 717-252-3784 or  

Card Committee: Linda Bean serves as the “card committee.” If you know of someone with a serious illness, having surgery, etc., please notify Linda at or 764-1091 and she will send them a card from the club. New Email Address? Contact Bernie Frick ( ) or Phyllis Morley ( ). This information is held by the club only and will be used to send club information and for inclusion in our yearly logbook. Thank you for your cooperation. 





Please volunteer to lead a hike or two for this year's schedule.

* "If there are no objections within 10 days" refers to things like almost getting a hike kicked out of a park.

A sheet is handed out to all New hikers at the parking lots before the hikes.


Our new place for meetings/events  is inside the York Township Recreation Building, directions as follows:

  From I-83 exit 16, take Queen St (PA-74) south for about 1 mile.  At Campbell Music, turn left onto Oak St.  Drive about a tenth of a mile and stop at the stop sign; do not turn right.  Drive straight ahead past the township building to the small building in the middle of the field.



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North End meeting place Exit 24 route 83 Park and ride Lot N/E Corner

Woodberry Road parking

Boscov's East Parking