The 2012 Ed Sidote Hike
Don Windsor, [email protected], 607/336-4628
Hike: FLT Map 24, Chenango County
This is a loop hike consisting of FLT plus seldom-traveled or abandoned roads. The terrain is fairly flat, but tends to be moist. We will have 2 hikes: a short hike of about 2 1/2 miles and a longer hike of about 6 miles. The two hikes will start together, hiking north on the Kopac Trail. After a mile and a quarter, they will go separate ways.
Meeting time and place
Meet at 09:00 am at the origin of the Kopac Trail on Sherman Road in the Town of McDonough. Park along Sherman Road near the DEC kiosk.
Directions to meeting location
From Binghamton: North on State Route 12 to the Village of Oxford, then northwest on State Route 220 to the hamlet of East McDonough. Just before reaching the Outpost Restaurant on State Route 220, turn toward the right on Steere Rd and follow all of the Bowman Lake St Pk signs to the park entrance. However, just before arriving at the park’s “ticket station”, veer left onto Sherman Road and follow Sherman Rd for about 3/4 mile to the trailhead at the DEC kiosk for the Kopac Ski Trail.
From the north: Get on Route 12 and go south to the City of Norwich, then head out on West Main Street/County Road 10A/10 to County Road 18, then west on Bliven-Sherman/Sherman Road.
From west or east: Get on State Route 23 and go to Norwich, then proceed as above.
Note: The map will reveal many other back-road ways to get there. However, some of them are not always (or never) drivable.