2/24/19 - Ed & Judy Fuhr Honored
Judy and Ed Fuhr, recipients of the town's 2014 Citizen of the Year
Award, were honored again today by the Friends of Higley Flow State Park
for their many volunteer efforts including but not limited to winter
trail grooming. The plaque and sign will be installed in the Trails
Join the Friends of Higley Flow Facebook Page
The Friends of Higley Flow State Park is
pleased to announce that we now have a Facebook Group Page for people to
share their stories and pictures from their time at the Park.
It will also feature information on upcoming events, activities, and snow conditions.
is a private group which means anyone will be able to access the page,
but only approved members of the group will be able to post. You can
view and ask to join at the Friends of Higley Flow State Park Page
And if you're not yet a member of the Friends of Higley Flow State Park, it's never too late to renew or join
. Contributions from people like you are our the
main source of funds for maintaining the trails.
See you on the trails.
Online Membership Coordinator
A New Season Begins - Tom French
Judy has sent the first ski reports of the season after Friday's early storm. Did you receive them?
not, and you would like to, please let me know and I will add you to
the email list.
(Ed. Note: An email list has been created to give interested members
the fastest information on changing conditions. The information is
also published quickly on our website's Ski Conditions page).
-- a big thank you to the 114 households that have joined or renewed
their membership in the Friends of Higley Flow State Park.
Contributions from you help pay the expenses associated with grooming
and maintaining the trails.
If you haven't renewed yet, it's easy using Paypal. Memberships begin at $20, though greater contributions are
appreciated. If you wish, you can also contribute by mail at The
Friends of Higley Flow State Park, P.O. Box 249, Colton, NY 13625.
Friends of Higley Flow State Park, Inc., is a qualified non-profit
organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As
such, donations may qualify as a charitable tax deduction.
Thank you in advance for your support, and here's to a great start of the season,
Ski Coaching for
Recreational Skiers comes to Higley
"Higley Nordic Ski Masters"
The second season of
Higley Nordic Ski Masters grew to about 30 skiers and 5 volunteer
coaches meeting on Sunday afternoons from January through March till
the snow disappeared. Danielle Jerry started the club in 2017. Her
goal was to foster the Nordic ski community at Higley by offering
volunteer coaching for adults wanting to improve their skills.
Although long-time Nordic skiers, Danielle and her husband, Bob
Platte, had never had lessons until they joined a Nordic Masters (age
30+) group in Alaska, where they lived prior to moving to Potsdam in
2015. The joy of learning how to ski better through coaching was
contagious and upon retiring to Potsdam and discovering the ski
trails and lodge at Higley Flow, Danielle met with the Board of the
Higley Friends and volunteered to coordinate an adult Masters
Volunteer coaches are the key to the program’s success and having 5
coaches this year made it much easier to cover all sessions.
However, the club is always looking for experienced skiers to help
coach. The 90-minute sessions are divided into 2 self-defined groups
– Beginners and Intermediates. Beginners skied only classic
technique, while Intermediate sessions rotated between working on
Skating or Classic technique. Near the end of the session, Bob video
taped some of the Intermediate skiers and used the Coach’s Eye App
to let them see for themselves whether they were truly shifting their
weight fully from one ski to the other. He looks forward to doing
this again next year.
The ease of renting
classic skis at the Park allowed some new skiers to join us on
Sundays. Since many North Country skiers don’t have skate skis, we
are investigating ideas to expand the rental options to include a few
pairs of skate skis.
Higley Nordic Ski
Masters will start again next January. If you are interested in
joining, contact Danielle Jerry email@example.com.
We will also post an announcement in the fall
Newsletter and put it on the Friends web page.
Area schools are invited to contact the Park to arrange a day of free
XC skiing for students with equipment and instruction provided. Best
suited (due to sizes of equipment) to groups under 30 participants and
in grades 5-8. Older grades may be accommodated in smaller groups.
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.