About Mark

President and Web Master for Springwater Trails

Genesee Valley Greenway

On Sunday, April 8,2018, eleven hikers enjoyed a hike on the Genesee Valley Greenway into Letchworth Park. Although we had blowing snow both when we left home and when we returned home after the hike, the hike itself was snow free, with mostly draw trail, and lots of interesting things to obverse along the route.

There were several placards providing the history of the Genesee Valley Canal and Railroad.

Starting at Oakland Road, there were two trails. We took the canal’s old towpath. The railroad bed was a few hundred feet farther up the hill at this point. And the road is right next to the old canal.

After a few locks, the trail rejoined the railroad bed. Here we all are at the top of the ramp from the canal towpath to the rail bed.

Look at the stone work in this lock. Remember, this was built between 1850 and 1862.

Sometimes it’s the natural world that catches the camera.

You and Membership in Springwater Trails

Updated May 29, 2017

On June 2013, Springwater Trails was officially incorporated in New York State. With guidance from John Vogel, our lawyer in Dansville, and the cooperation of the 2012 and 2013 board members, this process turned out to be quite easy.

Our primary mission as a corporation is to create, identify, protect and promote hiking trails in the Springwater area. 

If you would like to make a cash contribution to Springwater Trails, please purchase a Membership in Springwater Trails today. For a contribution of $20 ($30 for a family) you will know you are supporting the blazing of the Springwater Trail and the publishing of our seasonal Hiking brochure. To buy a membership for 2017, please complete the form below and mail it and a check payable to Springwater Trails, to

Springwater Trails, Inc
Membership 2018
PO Box 162
Springwater, NY 14560

Name:  _______________________________

Address:   _____________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

Phone:  _______________________________

Email: ________________________________

Individual Membership   ______________ $20

Family Membership‡        ______________ $30
‡ A family membership is entitled to two emails and two votes.  Please enter the second name and email.

2nd Name  _____________________

2nd Email  _____________________

Contributing Member*     ____________ $100
* Contributing Members are listed on our website.  Please write the name to appear if different from the name above.
_______________________________________________

Other donation  _______________

TOTAL   _______________ – Annual Membership 2018

Springwater Trails Annual Meeting Membership Discount

The primary mission of Springwater Trails, Inc is to create, identify, protect and promote hiking trails in the Springwater area. 

If you would like to make a cash contribution to Springwater Trails, please purchase a Membership in Springwater Trails today. To encourage an expanded membership, the Springwater Trails executive board has approved a discounted membership fee to be accepted through the end of March, 2018.

For a reduced contribution of $10 ($15 for a family) you will be able to participate in the Annual Meeting on March 18, 2018 and you will know you are supporting the blazing of the Springwater Trail and the publishing of our seasonal Hiking brochure. To buy a membership for 2017, please complete the form below and mail it and a check payable to Springwater Trails, to

Springwater Trails, Inc
Membership 2018
PO Box 162
Springwater, NY 14560

Name:  _______________________________

Address:   _____________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________

Phone:  _______________________________

Email: ________________________________

Individual Membership   ______________ $20 10

Family Membership‡        ______________ $30 15
‡ A family membership is entitled to two emails and two votes.  Please enter the second name and email.

2nd Name  _____________________

2nd Email  _____________________

Contributing Member*     ____________ $100 50
* Contributing Members are listed on our website.  Please write the name to appear if different from the name above.
_______________________________________________

Other donation  _______________

TOTAL   _______________ – Annual Membership 2018

Finger Lakes Trail Conference Cross-County Hike Series – Delaware County

Each year, the FLTC cooperates with affiliate organizations to sponsor a Cross-County Hike Series. The series includes several organized hikes, about one per month, that are intended to promote hiking on the Finger Lakes Trail. Many members use these hikes in their quest for End-to-End awards. When you register for a series and participate in all of the hikes, you will have crossed a major section of the Finger Lakes Trail. There is a modest registration fee that covers the cost of transportation between the ends of each hike.

2018 County Hike Series – Delaware County

The 2018 county hike series consists of six hikes covering 62 miles hiking east to west on the FLT in Delaware County. All of FLT maps M29, M28, and M27 will be covered with a couple of miles on M26. We will end at the Delaware/Chenango County border.

Dates are April 21, May 19, June 16, July 14, August 18, and September 15. This is the third Saturday of each month April through September.

The registration fee covers transportation by bus that will shuttle hikers from their cars placed at the end point of each hike to the beginning of each hike. The series will end with a celebration picnic. Those that completed the hike series will receive a patch.

Click for 
PAPER Registration Form

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Click for Paper Registration Form

You can Register On-Line anytime and pay securely via PayPal using a PayPal account or a credit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use a credit card at PayPal. Alternatively, you can download this form and register by US mail.

Registrations must be received by April 7, 2018

Registrants will receive further information pertaining to hikes via an exclusive Google Group. If you are registered and have not received info via the Google Group by April 10th please contact Larry Blumberg at lblumberg@stny.rr.com

If you have any questions or wish to register after the registration deadline please contact hike coordinator, Donna Coon at coledonnarn@yahoo.com