The 2010 Ed Sidote Hike will be on July 24 at 9:00 am on Truman Hill, Otselic, Chenango County, Map M22.


This will be a 7-mile loop over Truman Hill in the Partridge Ridge State Forest (labeled as Otselic State Forest on Map M22). First half will be on the FLT from NY State Route 26 to Will Warner Road, with a return via the parallel DEC Truck Trail. A shorter 2-mile hike will also be offered. Both hikes will pass by the Winston Bruxton Memorial Bench.


9:00 AM at the Fishing Access Site on NY State Route 26 just below the intersection with Bucks Brook Road in the Town of Otselic, Chenango County. Hike will start at 09:30, after everyone has had a chance to greet the hike’s namesake, Ed Sidote.


The fishing access is well marked, it is on NY State Route 26 approximately 2 miles south of the village of Otselic in the northwest corner of Chenango County, where NY State Route 26 and the FLT cross the Otselic River. It’s milepost 19.1 on Map M22.


From the Norwich area, meet at 8:00 am in the parking lot behind Howard Johnson motel on NY State Route 12 and carpool to the hike site. From the Binghamton area, please contact Larry Blumberg, [email protected] or 607-797-0912


Don Windsor, 607-336-4628