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 2016

Saturday July 30, 2016

Pharsalia Wildlife Management Area, FLT Map M23 (rev. 3/14) in Chenango County

Hike Leaders

Bruce and Donna Coon, [email protected], 607-445-4003

Hike Description

Join us for an 8 mile hike over gently rolling hills through forests of hardwood and pine. The hike passes by the site of an old CCC camp, ponds and stone fences. We’ll stop for lunch at the Pharsalia Woods Lean-To and you will be able to pay your respects at the Sidote Bench. The hike starts on John Smith Road and ends at the corner of Stewart Road and Hoag Childes Road. Bring a snack, lunch and plenty of water. The hike will include a section of brand new trail slated to open in mid-July which will eliminate road walks along Grover Brown Rd and State Route 23.


Meet at the corner of Stewart Road and Hoag Childes Road, Plymouth, NY. From there we will shuttle to the starting point of the hike.

Meeting Time

Meet at 9 am. Shuttle will depart at 9:15 am.

Directions to Meeting Place

Refer to FLT Map M23.  Find your way to Chenango County Route 10, it runs east-to-west a couple miles north of Bowman Lake State Park. Look for a green Finger Lakes Trail Sign at the County Route 10 / Stewart Road intersection.  Go approximately 1/2 mile up Stewart Road to where it intersects with Hoag Childes Road at a sharp right hand turn (Click for map).