The annual FLTC Fall Campout is three days of hikes and two evening programs, usually in a more rustic setting.

2017 Fall Campout

September 29 – October 1
Bellinger Hall at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Hosted by the Foothills Trail Club

The Fall Weekend of 2017 takes place September 29, 30, and October 1 at the Chautauqua Institution, established in 1874 as a training center for Sunday school teachers, which has become a home of the arts, lectures, plays, opera, and symphony concerts. It has picturesque Victorian homes, many historic buildings, art galleries, museums and theaters. All are contained on a walking campus surrounding Bellinger Hall where the event is centered. Though the summer season will have concluded, many hikes are scheduled for FLT members and guests. Bellinger Hall, a modern conference center, has single, double and triple rooms, shared baths and a large dining room. Hikes are arranged for the Chautauqua Rails to Trails, Eastside Overland Trail, Westside Overland Trail and the Finger Lakes Trail and are from easy to moderately strenuous, led by experienced hikers. The Chautauqua County trails travel through picturesque countryside, farmland, woods and on rail trails.

Other hikes are scheduled on the Finger Lakes Trail which starts in Allegany State Park and extends north and east of the Pennsylvania State Line for over 574 miles. The FLT is dedicated to the trail’s maintenance and preservation. The Conservation Trail, built and maintained by Foothills Trail Club, extends from the Pennsylvania State Line north to Canada over 180 miles of public and private lands and runs concurrently with the Finger Lakes Trail through Allegany State Park. Several miles north and east the main east-west FLT and the Conservation Trail separate. The North Country Trail National Scenic Trail also runs concurrently with the FLT to where the NCT separates east of Syracuse to aim toward the Adirondacks. Join us in discovery this fall and celebrate our joint 55th anniversaries.