Please arrive by 10:15am. Parking at the trail head is extremely limited, just a few cars so we should park in the dirt lot for Greek Peak's Chair 5 remote area (not the main ski area!) on Tone Road in Virgil. Please note, Tone Road has two intersections with RT 392, but there is a bridge out just east of the trailhead so you must use the western end of the road (closest to Greek Peak’s main area). The correct intersection of Tone Rd and RT 392 Is one mile east of the Greek Peak main area or 3.6 miles from the 4 corners in Virgil at the intersection of 392 and Rt 115 (road to Cortland). Coming from Messangerville on Rt 11, the correct intersection of Tone Rd is 3.5 miles along 392. Once on Tone Rd, go about 0.4 miles to the parking area on the right. We will assemble there and walk as a group to the actual trailhead. The very optimist Google Maps drive times from the city centers are 46 minutes from Syracuse, 32 minutes from Ithaca, 37 from Binghamton, and 3 hours from Buffalo. These do not allow for traffic or coffee stops. Google maps does list the trailhead as “Finger Lakes Trail – Tone Road Trailhead”. GPS 42.500659, -76.125538
Where: We’ll meet in the main parking area by the large pavilion. Please note that the parking charge of $8 per car will be in effect. It’s possible to park at the nearby elementary school and walk into the park; please allow extra time if you choose to do this.