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.

Details on our Winter/Spring 2017 activities.

  • Climbing Wall Trip to Alfred State College climbing wall. April 29th at 2pm. Register on the AU Connect event.
  • Whitewater Rafting Trip - May 7th - White Water Rafting in the Genesse River. Bus leaves from Powel at 10:30 and returns immediately after the trip. $35 fee includes: transportation, wetsuit rental and your rafting trip. You are encouraged to bring snacks as there is no food service at the facility. Please register on our eStore.
  • Break the Silence Color Run - approximately 3.1 miles and will begin and end at the Alfred Village Bandstand. You will experience hills and inclines during the event. The route will be clearly marked and there will be water stations¬†along the way. This event is being held to raise awareness about sexual violence. The proceeds will go to Cattaraugus Community Action's Victim Services Division. It's On Us to make a difference and to Break the Silence! Participate at your own pace and help us move towards change! Pre-register by April 12th to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Pre-register on our eStore:¬†
    Day of Registration opens at 9:00am, $5.00 for students (K-College), $15.00 for community members.

Community Event

  • GLOW RUN - April 21, 2017 in Wellsville NY - The Jones Memorial Hospital Committee would like to invte you to particpate in the GLOW 5K Run & Walk Event. Computer chip timing and glow sticks are provided to all particiapants. Individual prizes will be awarded to the most glowing and most creative participants, and prizes will be given to the best group. Register Now. We hope you join us for this family fun wellness event!

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