Free hike to be held at Willie Marsh

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will be offering to the public and all ADK members, a free hike to the Willie Wildlife Marsh, Willie Road, on Saturday, where (in different seasons) great blue herons, painted turtles, Canada geese, wood ducks and marsh insects can be seen. There is a parking area on the right; the trailhead is on left. This is a 1.5 mile hike geared for beginners and nature enthusiasts. This wetland habitat in the Peck Hill State Forest is a 19 acre wildlife sanctuary that not only includes the 1.5 mile loop trail but a viewing platform, wheelchair accessible trail and three boardwalks that traverse the marsh and open areas.

The new improvements: It has recently undergone $360,000 worth of work, including the replacement of the boardwalks totaling 600 foot, a .4 mile wheelchair accessible trail, picnic area, outhouse, and improvements to the foot trail.

To sign up and know the meeting time, contact the leader, Gail Livingston at [email protected] or call (518) 725-6202.

By Patricia Older

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