This hike, held in the summer, honors Ed Sidote, Mr. End-to-End of the Finger Lakes Trail. Ed has inspired many hikers to follow in his footsteps. He is End-to-Ender #3. You can read more about Ed ‘Happy Hiking’ Sidote here.

Ed Sidote Hike – Summer 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jackson Pond Area, FLT Map M23 Rev 9/17

Hike Leaders

​Peg Fuller: peg379@gmail.com 315-653-7345

Kristin Schafer:  kristinhiker@yahoo.com  607-321-5754 (email is preferred)

Hike Description

The longer hike, led by Peg, will be approximately 7 miles.  The hike will include the FLT main trail, blue trail, and road walk. The hike will begin and end at Jackson Pond. At the completion of the hike we will enjoy a small campfire, please bring items you would like to cook out or other items you would like to sit and enjoy at the gathering.

There will also be a shorter hike, led by Kristin, approximately 3-4 miles on the FLT, which will begin and end at Jackson Pond as well.

Meeting time.

Start time 9 AM.  Please be there and ready to hike at this time (dressed for the weather, hiking footwear on, bugspray and sunscreen applied, pack at the ready).

Location

We will be starting off on John Smith Road parking area by Jackson Pond.

Directions to Meeting Place

John Smith Road in Pharsalia is off of Rt. 23 a half of a mile east of Rt. 42. Travel north on John Smith Rd approximately .8 mile to the Jackson Pond parking area (click for map).  This is in Chenango County.

  • From Cortland area (Rt. 11 and Rt. 41)Head east on NY-41 S/US-11 S.  Continue to follow NY-41 S (14.0 mi). Turn left onto NY-26 N (1.4 mi). Turn right onto NY-23 E (10.7 mi). Turn left onto John Smith Rd/Leslie Jackson Rd.  Continue to follow John Smith Rd to Jackson Pond parking on the left (0.8 mi).
  • From Binghamton area. Take I-81 N and NY-26 N to Lower Cinn-Cinn Rd in Cincinnatus.  (28.6 mi). Take Lower Cincinnatus Rd to NY-23 E in Cincinnatus (4.6 mi). Turn right onto NY-23 E (10.4 mi). Turn left onto John Smith Rd/Leslie Jackson Rd.  Continue to follow John Smith Rd to Jackson Pond parking on the left (0.8 mi).
  • From Norwich (Howard Johnson Hotel – 75 N Broad St, Norwich, NY 13815). Head north on N Broad St toward Mitchell St (0.2 mi). Turn left onto Pleasant St (0.5 mi). Turn right onto NY-23 W/Plymouth St, continue to follow NY-23 W (13.2 mi). Turn right onto John Smith Rd/Leslie Jackson Rd. Continue to follow John Smith Rd to Jackson Pond parking on the left (0.8 mi).