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Sweedler Preserve--Lick Brook Falls (near Ithaca)
July 14, 2013
Come join the Finger Lakes Volkssport Club for a 5K or 10k walk through Sweedler Preserve and the Lick Brook Falls area near Ithaca, New York.
Start Point: Sweedler Preserve
Special Program: Walking America's Trails (Finger Lakes Trail)
POC: Doug Gausman 607-757-0164
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
DIRECTIONS: From Ithaca, take Rte 13 south. Shortly after you pass the entrance to Buttermilk Falls SP, watch for a road to the LEFT called Sand Bank Road. Take this road up the hill, then turn RIGHT on Townline Road. Follow this road a short distance to reach the Sweedler Nature Preserve that will be on your right. Park along the road in this area and enjoy the walk.
TRAIL INFORMATION/CONDITIONS: Trail is rated 3C.
Description: Sweedler Preserve features 3 major waterfalls and numerous minor ones. Walk is on the Finger Lakes Trail and features some hills. Not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers.
ELIGIBILITY: All ages are welcome to participate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets must be on a leash and you should clean up after your pet.
REGISTRATION: Event is eligible for acquisition of IVV achievement awards. One event stamp may be entered in event books. Fee is $3.00. Unlimited distance credit may be entered in distance books. You may walk twice using the same start card. Event award shield is available for $2.00, patch for $3.00. IVV achievement books are available for $5.00 each. No refunds once event has started. Participants may walk at no charge if no event credit or award is wanted.
Refreshments/Facilities: There are no restroom facilities at the start point. Please carry water.
Directions: From Ithaca, head south on Route 13/34/96. Just south of Buttermilk Falls State Park, turn left (south) on Sand Bank Rd. Bear right onto Town Line Road. Park on the right side of the road near the Finger Lakes Trail (FLT) sign.
DISCLAIMER: Sweedler Preserve, the FLT Conference, and the FLRVC cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items, accidents, or injury at any time. Every reasonable effort has been made to make the event safe and enjoyable for all participants.
PARTICIPATION: Each participant must register at the start point and fill out a start card. Start cards are marked at check points and turned in at the finish.
The Finger Lakes Region Volkssport Club welcomes all to join in our events. We conduct monthly walking events with several additional events held in the summer months. We invite your participation, comments, and inquiries into club activities and membership.