Otsego County Conservation Association’s Nature Walk series continues on Saturday, October 27 in Robert V. Riddell State Park in Davenport. Steve Kent leads this 3.5-mile, 4-hour hike, which will traverse a variety of forest types, makes a stop at a 30-foot waterfall, and leads to Mud Lake, a sphagnum bog on top of South Hill. Along the way, Steve will share the history of the land that was in the Riddell family for five generations. Steve and his wife, Trish Riddell Kent donated the land to the state in 2005. Participants should bring water, a snack, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Portions of the trail are steep and may be muddy or icy, depending on weather. Meet at noon at the parking area of the Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College, 1894 Charlotte Creek Road, and carpool to the hike’s starting point.
The program is free, though pre-registration is requested. For more information, visit www.occainfo.org, or call OCCA at (607) 547-4488.
Founded in 1968, Otsego County Conservation Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, research, resource management, advocacy, planning and practice. For more information, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org.