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Walsh Begins Another Charity Through-Hike

Walsh Begins Another Charity Through-Hike OTSEGO COUNTY Tom Walsh of Worcester, a 65-year-old hiker and cancer survivor, set out on a 200-mile charity fundraiser through-hike of Otsego County on June 1. He plans to visit all 20 state forests, five Otsego Land Trust conservation areas, and all 24 towns in the county. Walsh is using the hike to raise funds and awareness for Otsego Outdoors and the Hannah-Lee House, a residential home for Bassett Medical Center patients and family members.…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 06-10-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JUNE 10 Explore Hall, Park, & Local Organizations BLOCK PARTY – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the start of the summer season with local organizations from Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park to the Otsego Boat Deputy, Otsego Outdoors, and Springfield Center Library. The Rolling Meadows clydesdales will be on hand to greet visitors, the Susquehanna SPCA will have opportunities for adoptions, and Hanzolo will be performing live from noon to 2 p.m. Hyde Hall, 267…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 05-20-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 20 Learn About Local Walking Trails TRAIL TALK—2-3 p.m. Learn about Otsego Outdoors, the Octet Challenges, and local trails during a talk by Peg Odell, Otsego 2000 program and communications manager. The public is invited to share your favorite local hikes, too. Held at Kinney Memorial Library, 3140 County Highway 11, Hartwick. (607) 293-6600 or visit https://otsegooutdoors.org/event/blazing-a-trail-talk/ BIRD COUNT—All day. See how many birds you can locate in a single day, by yourself or with friends,…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 03-25-23

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MARCH 25 Learn About Kitten Fostering With The SuperHeroes Humane Society KITTEN FOSTER TRAINING—1 p.m. SuperHeroes Humane Society is seeking volunteers to learn how to foster kittens ahead of the spring kitten season. Learn the ins and outs of kitten care in the Community Room at Southside Mall, Oneonta. (607) 441-3227 or visit facebook.com/superheroeshs VOLUNTEER—10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy hiking? Maybe you’ll enjoy maintaining the trails, too. Presented in conjunction with Otsego Outdoors, the Otsego County Conservation…

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Butternut Valley Alliance Joins Otsego Outdoors Collaborative

Butternut Valley Alliance JoinsOtsego Outdoors Collaborative By DARLA M. YOUNGS OTSEGO COUNTY Having recently welcomed the Butternut Valley Alliance to its ranks, the Otsego Outdoors program has now grown from a trio of partner organizations to a quartet. Otsego Outdoors, known for its seasonal Otsego Octet Challenges, connects county residents and visitors with year-round recreational opportunities. The collaborative program was begun in May of 2017 by Otsego 2000, the Otsego Land Trust and the Otsego County Conservation Association.…

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Oneonta Couple Sets Milestone in ‘Otsego Outdoors’ Challenges

Oneonta Couple Sets Milestone in ‘Otsego Outdoors’ Challenges ONEONTALee Ann and Rick Myers of Oneonta recently completed the Otsego Outdoors Fall Octet Challenge, marking the 5,000th trek made by participants in the Otsego 2000, Otsego Land Trust and Otsego County Conservation Association-led activity. Since the Octet Challenges began in February 2021, Otsego Outdoors’ mission has been to provide a comprehensive and searchable listing of every publicly accessible trail in Otsego County, helping residents and visitors enjoy the natural beauty of…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: 09-22-22

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 History After Hours Begins At Oneonta History Center HISTORY AFTER HOURS – 5 – 7 p.m. The whole family is invited for fun history activities. This month celebrate the areas harvest history. Activities will include a beer tasting (21+), a children’s story times, cornhusk doll making, and the chance to learn about hops and dairy farming in the Oneonta area. Oneonta History Center, 183 Main St., Oneonta. 607-432-0960 or visit facebook.com/OneontaHistory FALL OCTET – Complete 8…

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO: Spring Paddle on the Susquehanna River 05-15-22

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 15 Spring Paddle on the Susquehanna River RIVER PADDLE – 9 – 11 a.m. Enjoy a leisurely paddle down the Susquehanna River with Rotary District 7170 Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group (ESRAG). All paddler levels welcome. Cost, $10 which covers both days.  Starts at the Crumhorn Pond Fishing Access (Do NOT go to Crumhorn Lake), Susquehanna State Forest. 607-687-3263 or visit otsegooutdoors.org/event/susquehanna-river-paddle-organized-by-rotary-district-7170/…

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Wake up your extremities with Clark race and regional hikes

Wake up your extremities with Clark race and regional hikes By Patrick Dewey If you’re looking for opportunities to experience exhilaration and local winter scenery, both the Clark Sports Center and Otsego Outdoors have activities that might just be your next adventure. The Clark Sports Center Frozen Toes 5-mile Race and 2.5-mile Fun Run The Clark Sports Center hosts its third Frozen Toes 5-mile race and first-ever 2.5-mile Fun Run, each kicking off on Saturday, January 22 at 11 a.m.…

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