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Bill's Boots

Bill's Boots is an informal group of folks of all ages and abilities who enjoy getting outdoors to soak up a little bit of nature by hiking once a month. Open to all ages and hiking ability. Each hike will begin at 4:00 PM spring and summer or 3:00 PM fall and winter. We hike regardless of the weather, rain or shine, hot or cold. Meet at the park.

Hikes range from one to three miles and, in many cases, allow for some participants to hike shorter distances while more able hikers go farther. Hiking venues are in Delaware County at the various Preservation, Metro and State Parks. We may add a feature such as a visit to a country farm market after the hike or enhance the hike with a geocaching activity. ​

Folks of all ages enjoying a hike in the snow



Bill’s Boots Hiking Schedule 2017

Open to all ages and hiking ability. Each hike will begin at 4:00 PM April thru Sept or 3:00 PM October thru March. We hike regardless of the weather, rain or shine, hot or cold. Meet at the park.
  • January 15 (3PM) – Delaware State Park (Marina parking lot by sledding hill) 
  • February 19 (3PM) – Shale Hollow (PP) 
  • March 19 (3PM) – Char Mar (PP) 
  • April 16 (4PM) – Highbanks Metro Park (nature center parking lot) 
  • May 14 (4PM) – Hogback Ridge (PP) 
  • June 18 (4PM) – Emily Traphagen (PP) 
  • July 16 (4PM) – Blues Creek (PP) 
  • August 13 (4PM) – Deer Haven (PP) 
  • September 17 (4PM) – Shale Hollow (PP) 
  • October 15 (3PM) – Gallant Woods (PP) 
  • November 19 (3PM) – Char Mar (PP) 
  • December 17 (3PM) – Alum Creek Dam (Lewis Center Rd parking lot) 
PP = Preservation Parks of Delaware County. See this website for locations:

Leaders
Jack Hilborn
Archie Ristau