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Sat, Jun 4: Robert Moses State Park Bike and Hike, Massena We will explore the park on our bicycles and a quick pass on foot for the Nature Center trails and new Nature Center building. We will try to see a ship going through Eisenhower Lock and the Hawkins Point Visitor Center. We will bike ~10 miles around the park and walk 1-2 miles on the Nature Center trails. Relatively flat easy terrain. If there is interest, we could consider going to the beach that afternoon and/or camping that evening. Family friendly event. Level 2, Moderate. Contact Jeanna Matthews, jeanna.matthews@gmail.com.

Sat, Jun 11: Paddle/Sail Carry Falls Reservoir (Canoes only) We’ll paddle from Jamestown falls north to the Carry Falls Dam (about 5 miles). We’ll bring tarps/ropes and poles to rig temporary sails if wind conditions permit. Direction of travel may also reverse depending on wind. Expect a great day of play and exploration on this large body of water. Contact Blair Madore 315 261 0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. Level 3.

Sat, Jun 18: Wolf Lake State Park Hike A 5.2-mile loop over undulating terrain to three attractive glacial lakes, each with a lean-to, in a state forest near Edwards. Level 2. Contact Neal Burdick, 386-4648 or nealburdick@gmail.com.

Sun, Jun 19: Coney Mountain Beginner’s Hike 2.2 miles round trip, 570 feet elevation gain. The Coney Mountain Trail is a gradual looping trail leading to an open rock summit. Level 2: Fairly Easy. Contact Tom Ortmeyer (315-265-8219, tortmeye@gmail.com) for details.

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Teen Trail Project Scholarships Available
ADK is offering a variety of 5-day trailwork projects this summer for high school students aged 14-17 who would like to spend a week camping in the backcountry, improving trails, and gaining trail construction experience. The Laurentian Chapter is offering two $275 scholarships to cover the participation fee for these projects.

2016 Photo Contest Announced
Photos taken between Oct 1, 2015 and Sept 30, 2016 may be entered in the Laurentian Chapter’s 2016 photo contest. Winners will be announced at the fall annual meeting. Photos submitted from chapter outings are also automatically entered. Photos will be judged in six categories: landscape, nature, action, artistic, people, and portrait.

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2015 Photo Contest Winners

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Previous Outings
Tulip Viewing in Ottawa (May 14, 2016)
A forecast of cold rain led to cancellation of the cycling plan. However several wanted to do short ...
Spring Wildflower Walk in the Clarkson Woods (May 1, 2016)
On the observation platform, L-R: Marianne Hebert, John Barron, TL Tom Ortmeyer. Photo: Jean Giblin ...
Waterfalls of Tooley Pond Road (April 24, 2016)
We were lucky to have glorious sunshine and temperatures in the high 50s. Although this spring is qu ...
Wellesley Island State Park Hike. (Mar 26, 2016)
We had a “bluebird” day exploring the great variety of trails on the island. We enjoyed ...

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