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.

 

Fall 2016 Events

Saturday, August 27th at 2:00 and 3:00 PM

  • Bike Tour - Meet at Bike Hub: 1st Floor of Powell Campus Center
  • Historic Walking Tour - Meet at King Alfred Statue
  • Pine Hill Hike- Meet at 1st Floor Sitting area in Powell Campus Center
  • Outdoor Community Service - Meet at Kanakadea Hall
  • Lawn Games - King Alfred Lawn

Saturday, August 27th at 4:30pm

  • Quidditch Match: Come watch or learn to play!

Sunday, August 28th at 1:30pm

  • New Student Olympics at Merrill Field

Sunday, August 28th from 3:00-5:00pm

  • Fosters Lake Hike and Equestrian Center Tour - Vans will leave from the 1st floor of the Powell Campus Center

Friday, September 2nd at 5pm

  • Friday Night Hike (Takes place the first Friday of September, October and November.
    Meet at 5pm in the main floor lounge of Powell Campus center (near the information desk) 2.5 mile loop on the Pine Hill Trail.

Satuday, September 17th

  • Horse to Harvest: This 6 mile hike begins at the Equestrian Center wandering through the hills of Alfred, including Fosters Lake, ending at Living Acres Farm, where we will enjoy locally grown food and local music. Registration limited to the first 150 hikers. Cost is $10 for students and $20 for community memembers, which includes food and transportation. Leashed dogs are welcome. Shuttles will be running from Powell to the Equestrian Center from 9- 9:50 am. Registration begins at 8:45am at the Equestrian Center. Hike begins at 10:15am.

Saturday, September 24th 9:30am

  • Pine Hill Hike - leaving from the Observatory at 9:30am. 2.5 mile loop on the Pine Hill Trail.

Friday, October 7th at 5pm

  • Friday Night Hike (Takes place the first Friday of September, October and November.
    Meet at 5pm in the main floor lounge of Powell Campus center (near the information desk) 2.5 mile loop on the Pine Hill Trail.

Sunday, October 16th

  • Ridge Walk & Run in Wellsville, NY.
    As footsteps traverse the forest floor, brightly colored leaves trickle from the hardwoods, swirling deep down into the secluded hollows. A gentle thermal slides up the slope, the soft elevates the soul. Once atop Western New York's highest point, temporary trail signs loom ahead explaining the history of the massive rock formations, noting flora and fauna specimens, and historical artifacts. RidgeWalk & Run is one of the area's largest and certainly one of the most totally unique fall lifestyle events. View more details and see registration form.

Thursday, October 27th

  • Equest-Fest - Details to come.

Satruday, October 29th

  • Kent Farms Pumpkin Patch - Details to come

Friday, November 4th at 5 pm

  • Friday Night Hike (Takes place the first Friday of September, October and November.
    Meet at 5pm in the main floor lounge of Powell Campus center (near the information desk) 2.5 mile loop on the Pine Hill Trail.

 

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