Church Group’s Work Benefits Great Bear

FULTON, NY – King of Kings Lutheran Church Senior High Youth Group and advisors, along with several members Friends of Great Bear, worked on clearing and developing a section of new trail at Great Bear Recreational Area.

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King of Kings Lutheran Church Senior High Youth Group and advisors working at Great Bear

When complete, the new trail, connecting with several existing trails, will provide an approximate five-mile wooded loop through the Great Bear property.

Great Bear is a share the trails, non-motorized recreational area.

If interested in helping at Great Bear, contact Dick Drosse at: [email protected]

Great Bear Recreational Area is located approximately 3.4 miles south of Fulton, with Route 57 as a border on the east side and the Oswego River on the west side.

The Great Bear area encompasses more than 450 acres with a diversity of flora and fauna, streams, varying terrain and soils, the Oswego River and wetlands.

Great Bear Recreational Area
Great Bear Recreational Area

With more than six miles of marked trails, Great Bear features a network of nature trails connecting with the old Oswego River Canal and towpath.

Friends of Great Bear is a volunteer group, made up of local residents, acting as stewards, interested in the conservation and protection of the Great Bear Recreational Area.

Friends acts on the invitation and at the discretion of the Great Bear landowners.

Going into our fifth year, Friends has been a steward at Great Bear, using city in-kind services, town and business donations and personal contributions.

Friends has cleared, marked and maintained trails, built foot bridges and promoted the resources available at Great Bear.

Friends of Great Bear is a Pass-Through organization sponsored by Fulton Family YMCA, allowing it to be considered as a non-profit organization.

Seven main trails, totaling more than eight miles, have been either rebuilt or developed.

Trails are identified by color coding using colored trail markers.

More information, photos and a printable map can be found at the Great Bear pages of: http://web.me.com/oswegocountygreen/oswegocountygreen