Winter 2018
Updated January 26

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Reserve Now for Michigan Trip

Linda and Earl Ross are planning a trip to Makinaw, Mackinac Island, Cheboygan and Petroskey Area. The group will be camping (tent or cabins) or if needed hotel. Open to hiking and bike riding. If interested please contact Earl and Linda Ross at 814-726-3920 as soon as possible so reservations can be made.


You are encouraged to call the leader before coming to an event in order to learn of any last minute changes.
Sunday, January 14 Ski or Hike at Economite Rd. Meet at Musante St. at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Greg Burkett 814-723-4989.
January 21

Ski Kinzua Trail at Westline. Meet at Kinzua Trail Trailhead at 2:30 p.m. Leader: Pat Shinaberger, 814-598-4590.

Wednesday, January 24

Ski or hike the West Overland Trail. Meet at the Panama Dinner, 1 Main Street in Panama, NY at 10:00 a.m. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331 evenings.

January 28

Ski Tom’s Run. Meet at Musante St. at 1:30 p.m. Leader: Earl Ross, 814-726-3920.

Saturday, February 3

Ski at Snowflake Festival. Meet at the kiosk, Audubon Community Nature Center at 2:00 p.m. Leader: John Young, 814-730-2915.

Sunday, February 11

Ski Allegheny SP. Meet at Warming Hut in the Summit Area at 2:00 p.m. Leader: Greg Burkett, 814-723-4989.

March 4

Annual AOC winter picnic. Meet at the kiosk, Audubon Community Nature Center at 2:00 p.m. for hike or ski. Dinner after 5. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Dennis Anderson 716- 969-9772.

Wednesday, March 28

Hike, fireside cookout and potluck dinner at home of Susan Guenther. Meet at 4688 Kortwright Rd, Jamestown, NY at 1:00 p.m. Bring a dish to share and own tableware. Leader: Susan Guenther, 716-763-4386.

April 27 thru May 1, 2018

27 April to 1 May - Camping at Sinnemahoning State Park, Austin, PA. Activities include kayaking the Sinnemahowning, bicycling in the park, hiking the 4.5-mile Fred Woods Trail Loop and a trip to the Elk Center in Benezette to see elk. You will need to make a reservation with the park for a camp site. The leader’s site will be number 29. Leader: Pat Spicer, 814-757-8331 evenings.


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.