Steve Kent will lead a hike to Mud Lake in Robert V. Riddell State Park on Sunday, April 28 at 1 pm, as part of Otsego County Conservation Association’s nature walk series. Steve and his wife, Trish Riddell Kent donated the property to New York State in 2005.
“Steve has tremendous knowledge of the property and its history,” said Jeff O’Handley, OCCA’s program director. “We are quite fortunate to have him lead this hike through one of our loveliest parks.”
Participants will meet at the Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College at 1894 Charlotte Creek Road, Davenport, and carpool to the hike’s starting point on Gersoni Road, just south of Interstate 88 Exit 17. The 4.5-mile hike traverses moderately steep slopes, passes through diverse forestland, and stops at Mud Lake, a sphagnum bog located at the top of South Hill. The walk will take approximately three hours. Participants should bring water, a snack, appropriate footgear and clothing, and insect/tick repellent. The walk is free, but pre-registration is appreciated. Visit https://occainfo.org/signup/ to sign up.
Found in 1968, OCCA is a private, non-profit environmental membership organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, advocacy, resource management, research, planning and practice. For more information on OCCA, or to support programming, call(607) 547-4488 or visit www.occainfo.org.