FOGVG Events: Hike, Bike, Program, Dinner & Annual Meeting in Avon: Everyone is welcome – come to hike or bike or attend the program and stay for dinner.
Experience hiking or biking the Erie-Attica Trail and Greenway. At 2 pm meet at the Erie-Attica Trail Parking Area,west of the village on Farmer’s Road, north of Rt. 20 and east of the Genesee River. Hikers and cyclists will travel the Erie-Attica Trail for about a mile and then go north or south on the Greenway before returning to the parking area by 3:30 pm.
The program, dish-to-pass dinner, and FOGVG meeting take place at theUnited Presbyterian Church, 133 Genesee Street in Avon. Refrigeration and ovens are available. Parking in back of the church is accessible on South Avenue from Main Street or several houses south down Genesee Street. The south entrance to the church from the parking area takes you to the dining room.
At 4 pm, popular local historian Tom Cook will present: Rambles Through History – Exploring the past along the GVG in the Town of Portage. – Hiking along the Greenway not only takes you through nature, it is also a journey throug time. Tom’s program will explore the fascinating history of the lands along the Genesee Valley Greenway in the town of Portage from the days of the Seneca Indians to the early 20th century. Included will be stories of early pioneers, canal and railroad days, local disasters, noted residents, a Civil War training camp, the Portage Falls, and more.
Dinner will follow at about 5:30 pm. Please bring your own table service and food to share. A brief Annual Meeting will take place at about 6:30 pm and include annual reports and election of FOGVG Directors.