Fall Events Along The Morningside Cultural Trails

September 21st, 2017

Fall Events Along The Morningside Cultural Trails

The following are all events occurring this fall around or on the trails. Feel free to contact Paul with your events and ideas. Email Paul Harvey at luludoodah@aol.com  or call Paul at 1-315-247-4420.

All fall: Help cover the trail around Meadowbrook Detention Basin. This is a great individual or family effort.  Contact Meadowbrook gardener Dave Kirby at dlkirby@twcny.rr.com

Now until 10-8-17 : Plein Aire painting: Pick your favorite spot along the trails and do a water color, oil. Pastel colored pencil rendition of the landscape; real or fantasy! Artists will gather at the old Oakwood Chapel in Dedication Valley Sunday Oct. 8  at 2 PM to share their art works. Led by noted oil painter Nikolay Mikushkin and his wife Olga For information and to register for the event,  go to the Morningside Cultural trails Face book page or contact Paul at luludoodah@aol.com


9-22 17 Dedication Valley stroll; Paul and Nottingham  Connection,  alumni board members will wander aimlessly around dedication valley telling the stories and legends of the place. For information on joining us contact paul at luludoodah@aol.com

9-23-17 ESF Community Service  Day –SUNY-ESF students and staff will be doing “Random Acts of Community Service” ( Well, OK –they aren’t THAT random)  some of which are connected to trail maintenance along the MC Trails. For Information contact Super woman Amelia G. Hoffman at aghoffma@esf.edu

10-1-17  Festival of Races-  The yearly spectacular! http://www.festivalofraces.com/

10-8-17 2PM Plein Aire Display Day (See above) For information and to register for the event, go to the Morningside Cultural Trails Facebook page or contact Paul at luludoodah@aol.com

10-15-17  3 PM “There is a Kind of Magic Here” Paul Harvey accompanied by Bob Gates of the Syracuse Camera Club, Bruce Laidlaw and Phil Stone of the 1940’s trail construction effort and perhaps some other guests will discuss the creation of the Morningside Cultural Trails, the beauty , history, legends , diversity , recreational and creative opportunities. Slides of the Morningside gardens, Gates by local photographer Steve Pearlman; interesting memorabilia and documents will be shown. For more information contact the Westcott Community Center  https://westcottcc.org/

10-17-17 11 AM-12:30 PM– INVASIVE PLANTS SUNY-ESF is inviting the community to a discussion with  a representative from the State of NY on Invasive plants, what they are , how to spot them and where and how to report them. Details on the location will be announced shortly.

10-20-17 6:30 PM ESF Ghost walk– This will be a walk connecting the 13 areas most associated with ghostly experiences. Stay tuned for more details


Tree Trail Walk; ESF students will lead interested community members on a .6 mile walk linking 15 trees. Especially good for families or those new to tree ID or anyone wanting a pleasant fall stroll through one of our loveliest wooded areas.

Flat trail walk–  a stroll along the newly developed .67 mile long “Flat Trail” will be announced as soon as the information on the trail is completed.

Possible 5K run/walk is being discussed