Catherine Konieczny, Director of Science at the Penn Dixie Fossil Park and Nature Reserve will provide a multi-topic tour focusing on how the geomorphology of the Niagara Gorge region helped shape the life and legacy of Native Americans and gave way to early European settlement, industrialization, and tourism. This 3.5 mile (roundtrip) hike is a moderate hike with stair climbing and uneven trails with dogs permitted on leash.
Provided the steps are currently accessible, we will hike upstream to the Whirlpool and then loop back around via the rim trail. This option will allow those who don't want to hike the whole trail to take the staircase back up about halfway though the hike.
Catherine will be checking access to the trail soon, and we will provide additional details such as parking and meeting locations to registrants. Food will not be provided, but feel free to bring along snacks or a lunch and we will take a break during the hike. As usual, dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy shoes/boots, and bring water.
Since the Bills don’t have a game on Sunday 10/18 (they play Thursday 10/15), there's no excuse not to attend. Bring your family and friends, learn something new, and revel in the fall colors of the Niagara Gorge with your colleagues at BAPG. The hike is free to all who attend.
The rain date for this event is 10/25/2020.