Events Archive

Outings Schedule


Vice-Chair, Outings
Marianne Hebert
315-265-0756

The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.

Please contact trip leaders before the trip

  • to check for last-minute changes, and
  • so the leaders can estimate how many people will be participating.

Please consider car-pooling and sharing the cost of gas.

Additional opportunities can be found on the ADK All-Club Outing Calendar
listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon,
another chapter may be.

Want to lead an outing? Email or call Marianne Hebert (315-265-0756).

DifficultyAscent (ft)Miles
5. Very StrenuousOver 150010+
4. Strenuous1000-15008-10
3. Moderate500-10005-8
2. Fairly Easyto 4993-5
1. EasyMostly level1-3

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Sat, Dec 16: Annual Early Season Hike/Ski/Snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your leashed dogs to this annual romp. We’ll ski or snowshoe or hike as the conditions permit for about 2-3 miles followed by a cookout at the Warm Brook Lean-To. I’ll supply the hot dogs and hot chocolate. Level,1 Easy. Contact Blair Madore, madorebf@potsdam.edu or 315-261-0751.

Mon, Jan 1: New Year's Day Potluck and Outing Spend the afternoon walking, snowshoeing or skiing with Laurentian Chapter members. Outdoor activities start at 2:00pm and continue all afternoon until dark, snacks about 4:00pm. Details forthcoming. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

Sat, Jan 6: Robert Moses State Park A highlight will be the brand new Eugene L. Nicandri Nature Center which opened this year. Trails suitable for both skiing and snowshoeing and we hope to do a little of both. Bring lunch to enjoy indoors at the Nature Center. Beginners and children welcome, and beginner-level instruction available. Snowshoes and skis available for loan on site. 3 miles, Level 1. Very easy. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Jan 27: Snowshoe Wellesley Island State Park We will explore the trails and visit the newly renovated Nature Center (if it is open). Bring lunch. 3-6 miles RT depending on the will of the group. Level 2-3. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Feb 11: Great Camp Santanoni 10 miles round trip over mostly flat ground. We’ll ski this classic route to the Great Camp where we’ll cook a hot lunch on our backpacking stove. Level 4, strenuous, for length and remoteness. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Sat, Feb 17: Skiing on the Peavine Swamp trail This famous old ski trail near Wanakena is more scenic than its name suggests. Several possible loops allow us to adapt the route to the weather and snow conditions. Easy to moderate, Level 3. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sun, Feb 25: Snowshoe Hike to Harper Falls We’ll do an early afternoon snowshoe hike into Harper Falls on the Middle Branch of the Grass River, enjoy the falls, and explore some of the trails downstream from the Falls. Four to six miles round trip, and mostly flat. Fairly Easy. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-244-3707 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sat, Mar 3: High Rock ski This level trail in Wanakena, in the Cranberry Lake Wilderness area, follows an old truck road to a pleasant lunch spot on rocks overlooking the Oswegatchie River. 7.8 miles RT. If no snow, we’ll hike the Moore trail nearby, which also follows the Oswegatchie River. 4 miles RT, Level 2-3 depending on conditions. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Chapter members only. Limit 12. Contact: Leaders: John and Susan Omohundro, adknwoutings@gmail.com.

Sat, Mar 10: Bear Mountain Snowshoe or hike This will be a loop beginning at the gate of the Cranberry Lake campground. Nice views of Cranberry Lake. Approximately 5.5 miles RT, leisurely pace. Elevation gain 677 feet. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sat, Mar 17: Snowshoeing to Trombley Landing 3.5 miles RT to a lean-to beside the Raquette River near Tupper Lake. Small hills but little change in elevation. Beginners and children welcome. Level 2. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.