Welcome to the Victor Hiking Trails, Inc. official
Homepage! Your contribution will help maintain and extend a network
of hiking trails in the town of Victor.
We are a grassroots organization that began exploratory meetings in
the fall of 1991. We have accomplished a lot, but we still have much
work ahead of us. We currently have over 30-miles of open trails.
These include well connected multi-use rails-to-trails, secluded
woodland rambles, stream side walks, and longer cross-town hiking
trails. Some connect various town and state parks, others exist by
themselves. In addition, we are actively scouting out possible sites
and negotiating with land owners and developers for permission of public
access to their property. Our purpose is to develop a trail system
which will preserve open space and provide an educational and
recreational experience for everyone in the town of Victor.
We the People: Involved in Victor
Hiking Trails are kindred spirits. People who care about the land on
which they live. People who enjoy nature in all its bounty. People who
want to improve their town and leave something that will add value to
our lives. People like you. We welcome you among us. We meet on the
third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Victor Town Hall at 85
East Main Street. Meetings are informal and everyone is welcome.
Please try to join us, you can get to know us better. We have regularly
scheduled work parties for clearing and maintaining the trail system.
Please see the calendar.
Create and maintain foot trails and multi-use paths in the Town of Victor.
Promote a meaningful relationship with nature.
Promote individual responsibility for protecting the environment.
Provide recreational activity through walking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Provide education to the public through nature interpretation, historical information and proper use of trails.
Promote good relationships with all people (landowners, government officials,
adjacent townships, and trail users).
Trails of various terrain, landforms, views and habitats for various
plant and animal species.
Trails in various geographic sections of the Town of Victor with access by as many residents as possible.
Trails of various lengths and difficulties.
Trails for foot traffic and paths for multi-use including bikes.
Hikes - Second Saturday each month, two weekends each year and a National Trails Day Special
Maintenance - Usually Monday morning, Wednesday evenings, and Saturday morning each week
Meetings - Third Thursday each month 7:30 p.m. at Victor Town Hall
Saturday and Weekend Hikes
Usually on the second Saturday of each month we gather
at 9:00 AM for a 2 to 3 hour hike, for local hikes; bring lunch for more
distant destinations. Sometimes we follow existing trails and sometimes
we bushwhack to scout out new trail locations. Each Spring and Fall we
have a weekend in the Adirondacks. For the location of future hikes
watch the newsletter, call one of the officers for detailed information,
or see VHT's On-line Calendar. Please
join us.... it's a great way to meet the members. Here is the list
of past and future hike
destinations. And here the map>
How You Can Help
We need assistance in a myriad of areas. Join us at a meeting
and volunteer your services. Some
of the needs (but by no means all) that we have are:
write articles for our newsletter and the Town newsletter
collect donated items
work on a committee
recruit new members
work on a fund raiser
scout possible trail locations
help with paperwork
make phone calls
We'll create more opportunities as we grow.
Maybe you can provide a skill or interest we need but haven't even thought of yet. You will be surprised
how skilled you are. Join us and put your talents and interests to work.
Annual membership dues are:
$10.00 Supporting Membership
$20.00 Contributing Membership
$100 Trailblazer Membership
$250 Path Builder Membership.
Of course, additional donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.