hike-comp.JPGWest Leyden, N.Y. - See the season's stunning fall colors and hike through some of the oldest forests in the region - join the 2nd Annual Old Growth Hike.  Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is hosting the Old Growth Hike on Saturday, October 16, 2010.  The group will meet at 10am at the West Leyden School on Fish Creek Rd. in the town of West Leyden.  The trek will be led by Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust board member and landowner, Warren Mathis, and board chairman, Bob McNamara.  The hike will be along the East Branch of Fish Creek, approximately four miles of off-trail hiking over moderately difficult terrain through open hardwoods and possibly over beaver flows.  This hike is an excellent opportunity to hike through extremely remote and beautiful forests, as well as a perfect opportunity to see the stunning fall colors.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please wear appropriate hiking shoes, and bring your own water and lunch.  RSVP to Janelle Castro at tughilloutreach@nnymail.com or call 315.779.2239.  Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust (THTLT) is a nonprofit regional organization that works with private landowners to protect and foster responsible stewardship practices of working forest, farm, recreation and wild lands in northern New York's 2,100 square-mile Tug Hill region.  The Tug Hill region covers parts of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego Counties.  THTLT provides conservation planning, land registry and conservation easement programs for landowners, and also works to increase the awareness, appreciation and stewardship of the Tug Hill region through publications, fieldtrips, and special events.  For more information visit our website at www.TugHillTomorrowLandTrust.org, email thtomorr@northnet.org, call 315.779.8240 or write P.O. Box 6063, Watertown NY 13601


Contact: Janelle Castro 315.779.2239 tughilloutreach@nnymail.com