Mission Statement:
The Friends of Higley Flow State Park is a not-for-profit organization formed to:
  • Provide a higher level of public awareness, understanding, appreciation and respect for Higley Flow State Park’s natural resources and activities.
  • Encourage protection, preservation and improvement of Park facilities and natural environment.
  • Seek, receive and administer grants, gifts, donations and in kind support for the Friends projects including outdoor interpretive programs, park projects and trail development and maintenance.
  • Provide support of activities for the benefit of the Park through volunteers and membership and encourage public participation in these activities.
  • Expand and implement educational programs.

Projects Include:
  • Work is now in progress on the Trails Lodge, a multi-functional building for skiers, hikers and campers.
  • BiAnnual Newsletter
  • Recent Completion of New 5 Mile Hiking Trail through a Federal Trails Grant of $10,000
  • Annual Century Bike Run
  • The Higley Hustle X-Country Ski Race
  • Empire State Games X-Country Ski Qualifier
  • New York State Ski Racing Association Nordic/Bill Koch Youth Ski Racing Team,
  • Production of Tree and Bird Guides
  • Ongoing Volunteer work including winter trail grooming and maintenance.

We enjoy the beauty that has been set aside for us and pledge to maintain it for future generations.  There's work involved, of course, but there's also a great deal of fun and adventure.  We hope you'll consider joining us.

Click here for a presentation in .pdf format about the winter activities at Higley Flow State Park.

Ethan Townsend, President
Joan Trivilino-Vice President
Judy Fuhr-Secretary
Lorraine Gowing-Treasurer

Joan Mentley (Membership), Phil Bain, Danielle Jerry

Winter Recreation Committee:  Co-Chairs; Ed & Judy Fuhr

Special Friend & State Park Supervisor:  Henry Sieg