WILD About Alfred
Wilderness Immersion, Learning and Discovery (WILD) - It's your Alfred, Explore it!

About Us
WILD about Alfred formed in the spring of 2011 to make the most of Alfred's unique physical setting in Western New York. Our job is to get you outside to experience our gorgeous location and have fun in the outdoors with your friends, professors and staff. Stay up to date with WILD events and photos on our Facebook page!

WILD-ness all around us

  • Pine Hill Trails - right in our backyard, suitable for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. topo map.
  • Equestrian Center trails - topo map.
  • Foster Lake
  • Sugar Shack - making delicious syrup each spring at Joel's House from the maple trees on Pine Hill
  • Alfred's Farmers Market - Every Sunday, 11am to 3pm, from mid-July to mid-October at the Bandstand
  • Bike Hub - Bike rental, storage or repairs.
  • Stull Observatory - Alfred University's own observatory.
  • Long Distance runs around Alfred - Long distance map
  • Climbing Wall at Alfred State - Please contact the Center for Student Involvement if you'd like to organize a group. Reservations for up to 12 people must be made at least 10 days in advance and need to be done through a recognized club/organization at AU. Reservation times are available on Saturdays with start times of 11 AM and 2 PM

NEW PRE-ORIENTATION W.I.L.D (Wilderness Immersion, Learning and Discovery) at Alfred University
August 21st – 23rd, 2017
$250 - includes all food, lodging, fees and supplies.

Spend 2 ½ days learning about the local outdoor opportunities available you here at Alfred University and taking a day trip to a nearby high ropes adventure course in Ellicottville, NY. This event will introduce you to your new surroundings while meeting friends who share your interest in the outdoors. This experience is suitable for beginners through experienced adventurers who are interested in spending some time in the outdoors of Western NY. Our pre-orientation events will take place rain or shine so be sure to pack appropriate clothing and footwear.

Activities: Hiking, kayaking, outdoor games, team building, high ropes and movies


  • Monday, August 21: Arrive between 3pm – 5pm to check in at Bartlett Hall to receive your Residence Hall assignment. Shuttles from Alfred University to our beautiful Foster Lake will leave from out front Bartlett Hall 5pm. 5:30 to dark: BBQ, hiking and kayaking around Foster Lake
  • Tuesday, August 22: Morning Hike and Trail Cleanup on Alfred University’s Pine Hill Trail will leave from Ade Hall at 9 am. Afternoon Hike from State Land Phillips Creek to Pollywogg Holler for dinner will leave from Ade Hall at 3:00pm.
  • Wednesday, August 23: Shuttles will leave from Ade Hall at 9 am to take participants to Sky High Adventure Park for 3 hours of climbing adventures. Movie on the Lawn will leave from Powell Campus Center at 8:45 and walk to the Library. Rain plan is leave at 8pm from Powell Campus Center for a movie at Spotlight Movie Theater in Hornell, NY.
  • Thursday, August 24: Orientation Begins

Physical Activity Level/Equipment: We will be hiking 3 to 8 miles a day. Participants should have good physical mobility. We will be using mechanical devices to ascend high ropes courses. Please be sure to bring good walking shoes: sneakers or hiking boots.

For more information or a registration packet please email Eliza Ordway, ordway@alfred.edu


Local Farmers' Markets

Alfred, NY - Village Bandstand
Sundays 11am to 3pm
July to November

Angelica, NY - Park Circle
Saturdays 9am to 11am
June to October

Belmont, NY - Willets Ave.
Thursdays 11am to 5pm
May to October

Wellsville, NY - Jones Memorial Hospital
Thursdays 12pm to 6pm
May to October