Events Archive

Outings Schedule

Vice-Chair, Outings
Marianne Hebert

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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Sun, Mar 25: Tupper Triad Join us as we attempt to snowshoe all three small mountains (Goodman, Coney and Arab) that form this challenge. Together, that is 7.6 miles and about 1700 feet of ascent. Of course, participants can opt out after the first or second hike, as they see fit. (There’s no guarantee the leader will make it through all three either). Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or

Sun, Mar 25: Outdoors - Indoors: Environmental Effects of Roads in the Adirondack Park and St. Lawrence Valley Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (above the police station), 7:30 PM. Roads and road traffic have a dramatic impact on the surrounding environment. Road ecologists work with transportation engineers and transportation departments to mitigate the negative effects of roadways. Tom Langen, Chair of Clarkson University’s Biology Department, will discuss how roads affect environmental quality in the Adirondack Park and St. Lawrence Valley and ways to improve road design and management.

Sun, Apr 8: Spring Pot Luck Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam. Arrive at 5 PM for supper at 5:30 PM. Guest speaker Brian Hoody, president of the Adirondack 46ers, will give us insight into what the 46ers are doing to help manage the rapidly growing demand for hiking in the High Peaks. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Apr 21: Landon Bay Easy hike in Canada’s Thousand Islands National Park. Features wetland views, historic features, and a high viewpoint overlooking the Thousand Islands. Optional early supper at the Stonewater Brew Pub in Gananoque. Joint trip with Black River Chapter. 5 miles, Level 2. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sun, Apr 22: Climb and cleanup of Pinnacle on Earth Day Celebrate the 48st Earth Day by climbing this little mountain and sharing some poem, prose excerpt, art, or other nature-related or conservation-related item with the group during lunch. The walk is five miles round trip and the elevation gain is about 700 feet. Bring a kitchen-sized garbage bag and gloves for handling litter. Contact: Leaders: John and Susan Omohundro,

Sat, Apr 28: Everton Falls Clean-up Meet at 28 Port Kent Road, Nicholville at 10:00am or at the canoe launch parking on the Red Tavern Road at 10:30am. We will check the hardwood and softwood trails for blowdown and pick up any trash along the roadside. Picnic lunch beside the river. Canoeing if water levels are safe. We will provide trash bags. Level 1. Contact Duncan Cutter 315-328-4675, or

Sun, Apr 29: Tooley Pond Road Waterfalls Visit multiple waterfalls during spring runoff for astounding views and photos. A total 2-3 miles of walking split over several trails. Level 1. Contact Blair Madore 315-261-0751 or for details.

Sat, May 5: Bicycle Trip Canton to Upper and Lower Lakes Bird Conservation Area This is a 20 mile ride, with multiple stops to view the Grass River, Indian Creek Nature Center, and the conservation area to look for birds, wildflowers, etc. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707,

Sat, May 19: Cycling in Ottawa The Tulip Festival will be in progress. Very slow speed with many scenic stops along the Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, and Dow’s Lake. 25 miles, Level 3. Contact John Barron. 613-828-2296 or

Sat, May 26: Haystack of Ray Brook One of the Saranac 6. Good views of the High Peaks. Pace slow. 6.6 miles, 1200 feet of gain, Level 3 plus. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Jun 2: National Trails Day Details to be announced.

Sat, Jun 2: Hike around Massawepie Lake Approximately 6 miles with a few short climbs and descents but no significant elevation gain. We will traverse dramatic eskers, visit the source of the Grass River. We will have lunch on one of the peninsulas, and hopefully we will see lots of birds and wildflowers along the way. Level 3, moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or

Sun, Jun 10 - Fri, Jun 15: ADK Cycle Outing The first ADK Cycle Outing will be held in Potsdam June 10-15. This year’s trip is full, but you can call to get on the waiting list. Also, we are looking for a few local leaders to lead a cycle trip on a route they know. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, for details.

Sat, Jun 23: 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. Level 3. Contact Blair Madore 315-261-0751 or for details.

Sun, Jun 24: OK Slip Falls OK Slip Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the Adirondacks, located a bit beyond Indian Lake. The trail features good views of the falls and the surrounding mountains. The trail is 6.8 miles round trip. An additional 1.6 miles rt will take you to a gorge on the Hudson River. Level 3. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, for details.