You’re Invited: Snowshoe Extravaganza on Protected Lands

Amboy Snowshoe HikeSwitch up your routine and head outside with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust (THTLT) for a fun snowshoe hike on Saturday, January 13th from 10 am – 2 pm as we explore protected land in Amboy, Oswego County. As a special addition to this hike, we will be joined by the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM) to learn more about hemlock woolly adelgid and other invasive critters in NYS forests.

Landowners, Cary Fassler and Deb Kahkejian will lead us through the moderate 2 to 2.5 mile hike of their trail system on private property. These trails are usually not open to the public, but you’ll have the opportunity to snowshoe through forestland, rolling meadows, and wetlands that are home to a variety of wildlife on this 970-acre Land Trust protected property. You will also get to view a healthy stand of hemlock trees. If there is a dusting of fresh snow, we may even be able to identify wildlife tracks. After the hike participants are invited back to the homestead to warm up with baked goods and hot chocolate.

Plan on wearing sturdy boots, or bringing your snowshoes, and wearing plenty of warm layers. Children’s snowshoes are available upon advance request. Please pack a brown bag lunch and water. Landowners are encouraged to attend this outing to learn more about invasive species that may impact their forestland. This family friendly hike is free and open to the community.

Plan to meet at the Fassler and Kahkejian residence at 398 State Route 69 in Amboy, NY 13493. Look for a Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust sandwich board that will be posted at the entrance.

RSVPs are encouraged to keep track of how many people will be attending. Please RSVP by contacting Community Programs Manager Lianna Lee at 315.779.2239 or email tughilloutreach@nnymail.com.

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