Summer 2018
Updated July 23

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You are encouraged to call the leader before coming to an event in order to learn of any last minute changes.

Sunday, July 15

Kayak Finley Lake. Meet at Bett's Field at 1:00 p.m. Leader: Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.

Sunday, July 29

Hike Alleghany State Park. Meet at Administration Building at 2:00 p.m. Leader: Patricia Shinaberger, 814-598-4590.

Sunday, August 5

Bike Fisherman's Cove in Franklin to Van, twenty miles out and back. Meet at Bett's Field at 1:00 p.m. Leader: Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.

Wednesday, August 8

Creek Walk Little Chautauqua Gorge. Wear appropriate shoes and other clothes to wade. Meet at Jamestown Park and Ride at I-86 and Rt. 60 at 1:00 p.m. Leader: Dennis Anderson, 716-969-9772.

Sunday, August 12

Bike Oil Creek Bike Path in Oil Creek State Park. Eighteen miles out and back. Meet at Petroleum Center in the park at 2:00 p.m. Leader: John Young, 814-730-2915.

Sunday, September 9

Hike Wintergreen Gorge, Harbor Creek, PA.Meet at Jamestown Park and Ride at I-86 and Rt. 60 at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Debra Young, 814-730-8388.

Tuesday, September 18

Hike Cornplanter State Forest. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the trailhead near Tionesta and Neiltown. Leader: Charlene James, 814-463-7394 or 814-516-6595 (cell).

Sunday, September 23

Hike FR-250, then trail toward Minister. Approximately 5-1/2 miles in and out. Meet at Musante Street at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Jim Houghtling, 814-723-1654.

Sunday, September 30

Hike Hector Falls, Ice cream at Dairy Delight afterwards. Meet at Howe's Hardware east of Warren at 2:00 p.m. Leaders: Bill and Jean Ferry, 814-758-1908.

October (TBA)

Hike Eternal Flame Falls Trail, Orchard Park, NY. Will meet at Jamestown Park and Ride at I-68 and Rt. 60. Details to follow. Leader: Keith Miller, 716-782-2072.


The AOC is an organization of individuals of all ages based in northwestern Pennsylvania who enjoy nature and year round outdoor activities. We try to maintain a schedule of hosted hiking, biking, canoeing/kayaking and winter skiing activities, as well as numerous special events, for anyone who wishes to participate.


Send email to: You can also contact our officers by phone at the numbers below.
John Young, president 814-730-2915 John Shinaberger, vice pres. 814-598-9094 Debra Young, treasurer 814-730-8388 Patricia Shinaberger, sect. 814-598-4590


Join us in the outdoors. Events are open to members and non-members alike. Come on! You'll be welcome!

Dues for membership are $5 per person per year. Dues go toward the cost of our club memberships in Keystone Trails Association and North Country Trail Association, and for mailing quarterly schedules. Schedules are also distributed via e-mail for members who are online. Non-members are always welcome to participate in activities without obligation to join the club. Dues are payable to Debra Young, 1588 Town Line Road, Russell, PA 16345. Please make payments for the current year only.