Friends Of Rogers To Host Paddle Trip And Mushroom Walk
Published: September 21st, 2021

Friends of Rogers to host Paddle Trip and Mushroom Walk A previous kayaking trip organized by Friends of Rogers. This year, Friends of Rogers will be organizing another kayak and canoe trip as well as a Mushroom Walk, both scheduled for Saturday, September 25. (Submitted photo)

SHERBURNE – The Friends of Rogers is hosting a day filled with outdoor events on Sept. 25.

First at 9 a.m. join Adam Schoonmaker, Ph.D., Professor of Geology at Utica College, for an off-site Kayak/Canoe trip at Nine Mile Swamp.

There is a fee for this event. With your own boat the trip is $20, and the member rate is $15. If you don't have your own kayak or canoe, we do have a limited number of boats you can rent. Kayaks are $30, canoes are $35, and members get $5 off these rates.

We have 15 spots to reserve by emailing Please be sure to say if you are reserving a spot with your own boat or with ours.

The group will meet in the Main Rogers Center parking lot at 9 a.m. to follow the leader up to 9-Mile Swamp or meet at 9-Mile in Hubbardsville on Wickwire Road. Our paddle trips fill up quickly, so we suggest you email your reservation soon.

The second event of the day is the Mushroom Walk with mycologists Sally Reymers and Owen Tallman at 2 p.m. at the Rogers Center. Have fun with fungi while you walk along the trails of Rogers Center to find wild specimens in their native habitats.

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The mycologists will assist you with mushroom identification and discuss their role in nature. Dress for the weather and bring any photos or recently-collected mushrooms you would like help identifying.

This program is Free and brought to you by the Otis Thompson Foundation. Maximum attendance is 15 people. Participants can register by emailing or call 607-674-4733. Once we respond, your spot is confirmed.

We also have our Wild Goose Chase 5k Trail Run/Walk on September 18. The fee is $25 and you can register at or by emailing Simon at by September 15.

We have many more programs and events to come in October, so follow us on Facebook @Rogerseec or subscribe to our email newsletter at

Rogers Center is operated by Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that offers educational programs for people of all ages. The staff is currently working in the Bird Cabin while the Visitor Center is under construction. The Visitor Center building remains closed, but the restroom building is open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

-from Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center