Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park (ASP) continues its eries of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.”

As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from March through October. The treks will be led by park staff, members of the Allegany State Park Friends Group, or Historical Society members and each will focus on a different area of the park.

This month’s trek will take place on Oct. 17. Participants will be taken on an Interpretative hike into the old growth forest in Allegany State Park. The hike, led by lead naturalist, Adele Wellman, is on a relatively easy hiking trail approximately two miles long. This trek encompasses a portion of the North Country Trail as well as the Finger Lakes Trail. The hike crosses several old ski trails that were once a part of the Big Basin ski area, large stands of black cherry and hemlock, and leads to a view of the Bay State Area. Attendees are asked to meet at the parking area across from the Eastwood Meadows Hiking Trail Head (program site 64), located on ASP Rt. 1 between France Brook and Bay State Roads, at 10 a.m., and to come dressed for the weather.

The hike will last approximately two hours. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact Katie Vecellio at 716-354-9101 x236 or