Who we are: We are a group of adult outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels, interested in sharing the fun and excitement of walking, hiking, and snowshoeing. We call ourselves the Pacesetters within Huggers Ski Club. See our hiking brochure for details. If you can't access the brochure, please see further instructions at the bottom of this page.
What we do: We host walks, hikes and snowshoe outings both locally and out of town each year. From April through December, weekly neighborhood walks are scheduled in the Rochester area. Each walk covers 4-5 miles and takes about 1.5 hours. In the winter months we snowshoe in local parks, usually for about 2 hours. We also plan out of town snowshoe day trips, sometimes ending with snacks and beverages. Each year we plan weekend trips in a variety of out-of-town locations, which offer more aggressive snowshoeing.
Hiking is available year round throughout Monroe County and the surrounding counties. Some of our more distant hiking weekend trips have taken us to the Adirondack Mountains, the forests of Pennsylvania, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There's always a variety to choose from for all abilities and experience levels.
Join us! We are looking for new folks to walk, hike, and snowshoe with. We welcome all skill levels, so please come on out and join us this season. You'll meet terrific new people and stay in great shape. You don't have to be a member to join us for an outing — try us out! Wouldn't you rather be outside enjoying nature and exploring new terrain than inside at the gym? In addition to the camaraderie and beauty of an outdoor hike, you'll enjoy great exercise.
There are locations convenient for everyone. What if I've never done it before? Show up for an outing and see how you do. Our neighborhood walks are flat and perfect for beginners and some of our hikes are hilly and challenging. Anyone can snowshoe, it's just like walking. Our schedule will help you decide what's a good fit for your ability, or you're welcome to call for advice.