TRAILS DAY - NOVEMBER 4TH.

Our trails day at Higley Flow State Park will be Saturday, November 4th from 9:00-1:00. Although the weather belies it, ski season is approaching. The Park has some tools, but if you have loppers, that would be helpful. This is the day we pick up branches from the trails, cut back encroaching vegetation and low hanging branches, and, if we have them, spread wood chips on problem areas. In winters of low snow this work has allowed us to ski with minimal snow accumulation.

 

Hope to see you then.

 

Ed & Judy on behalf of the Friends of HFSP Board



GROOMER APPEAL SUCCESSFUL!


For all those that responded and donated toward our new groomer, thank you so much! The effort was very successful and allowed for the purchase of a new Artic Cat Bearcat for use with the grooming drags at the park. This along with the one owned by St. Lawrence University gives the groomers access to two excellent work snowmobiles both less than 5 years old.


I often tell people that the winter ski trails at Higley are the best free to the public access to a high quality groomed trail system in the Northeast that I know of. It is truly a fantastic resource for the surrounding community as well as the ski programs at both St. Lawrence and Clarkson. Having seen this grow and develop over roughly the last 20 years is really quite remarkable.


With the addition of rental skis and snowshoe equipment available now at the park office and of course the trails lodge we really do have a great place to get out and enjoy the wonderful winter season. I look forward to seeing you out there!



Ethan Townsend

President of the Board

Friends of Higley Flow State Park




Normal hours on Wednesday and Friday are 8 AM to 5 PM for the Park, with the Lodge closing at 3:00 PM.  Weekend hours are 8 AM to 5 PM for both the Park and the Lodge.



May 4, 2013 - Some of the volunteers for I Love My Parks workday stand in front of the newly-completed Trails Lodge.