LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The extreme cold pushed the date for the ‘first day hike’ at the Genesee Valley Greenway from Jan. 1 to Jan. 13.
According to a press release from Letchworth State Park, well over 150 ‘hardy souls’ got out for a healthy hike in Letchworth State Park, but extreme cold temperatures on Jan. 1 did cause the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park First Day Hikes to be rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 13.
Hikers receive a backpack with a New York State Parks logo, plus a chance to win one of four Empire Passes. A New York State Empire Pass means unlimited access to all New York State parks for the year.
Three Empire Passes will be given away in a raffle on the Greenway’s hikes.
Empire Passes are always available for $65 at www.parks.ny.gov.
At Letchworth, there was a roughly even split between hikers on the four narrated hikes and most stayed to enjoy the cookies and hot drinks afterwards at The Humphrey Nature Center.