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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Tuesday, July 1 - Low’s Ridge/Upper Dam Trail Joan Collins (315) 261-4246, jecollins@twcny.rr.com. Please call to register. We’ll meet at the Bog River Falls parking area on Route 421 at 7:30 a.m. To find the parking area, take Route 30 (between Long Lake and Tupper Lake) to Route 421. Follow Route 421 for a little over a half mile to Bog River Falls. Participants can carpool or caravan from this location to the trailhead. Bring water, lunch, sunscreen, bug repellent, binoculars, appropriate clothes and waterproof hiking shoes. Five miles round trip on a level dirt road. There is an optional 1.5-mile round trip hike up Low’s Ridge for views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. Jointly sponsored by the Northern New York Audubon Chapter. Level 2

Saturday, July 5 - Osgood Pond/Outlet Paddle Larry Master (617) 285-9086, larry@masterimages.org. Meet where the road to White Pine Camp crosses the outlet from Jones Pond. We’ll paddle from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring canoe/kayak, paddles, PFDs, sunscreen, snacks and water. Jointly sponsored by the Northern New York Audubon Chapter. Level 2

Wednesday, July 9 - Paddle and Picnic on the St. Regis River John & Susan Omohundro 265-8365, omohunjt@northnet.org. We’ll start at 5 p.m. from Parishville Park on Catherine Street near downtown Parishville, and picnic at 6:30. Bring a dish to pass. We will run a grill. Level 1

Saturday, July 12 - Hudson to the Opalescent River John & Pat Thaxton (518) 576-4232, JPThax5317@aol.com. A 7.4-mile round trip birdwatching hike with easy to moderate elevation gain. Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot for Allen Mt. The approach is: From the Town Hall in Newcomb go 5 miles east on Rte 28N; or from I-87 exit 29 go 18 miles west on the Blue Ridge Road, to the access road to Tahawus. Then go 6 miles and bear left at the fork (sign for Marcy and High peaks) go 3 miles to the parking lot on the right. Bring water, snacks/lunch, bug dope, sunscreen, appropriate clothing, sturdy waterproof hiking boots and binoculars. Jointly sponsored by the Northern New York Audubon Chapter. Level 3

Monday, July 14 to Thursday, July 17 - White Mountains Day Hiking Cliff & Gloria Daly 613-224-4413, cliff.daly@rogers.com. Multiple hikes Tuesday and Wednesday. Three nights accommodations, two dinners, three breakfasts at Kinsman Lodge, Franconia, New Hampshire. $230 U.S. per person double occupancy; $260 U.S. per person single occupancy, all inclusive.? All levels

Saturday July 19 - Mt. Marshall Chuck Tracy 854-0485, adk46r10367@yahoo.com. A classic High Peak trip up what used to be classed as a trailless peak. Level 5

Sunday, July 27 - Cycling in Quebec John Barron, (613) 828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca. We’ll cycle a loop on both sides of the Ottawa River between Hudson and Pointe Fortune. Two ferry crossings. Many sights including a historic canal and optionally, a provincial park beach and a Cistercian monastery famous for its cheese, chocolate, and fruitcake. 50 miles, level 3-4

Wednesday, July 30 - Birding in the Clarkson Woods Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.comMeet at 7:30 a.m. at the water tower on the Clarkson Campus and walk for about an hour. Level 1

Wednesday, July 30 - Picnic and Paddle Rainbow Falls Reservoir Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. Launch from the boat ramp at the dam on River Road at 5 p.m. Level 1

Cancelled Saturday, August 2 - Chapter Picnic Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. We haven’t done this for a while. Location and details to be provided on the website and via the e-newsletter. Level 1

Rescheduled to Wednesday, August 13 Wednesday, August 6 - St. Lawrence River Paddle Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219, tortmeye@twcny.rr.com. Put in at the Louisville Town Beach and explore two islands in a bay of Lake St. Lawrence. If windy, we’ll go to a nearby location. Plan to launch at 5 p.m. Call for details. Level 2

Saturday, August 9 - Cranberry Lake Paddle Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219, tortmeye@twcny.rr.com. We'll launch in Wanakena and paddle into the western part of the lake, and perhaps into Dead Man's Flow as time permits. Level 2

Rescheduled from Wednesday, August 6 Wednesday, August 13 - St. Lawrence River Paddle Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219, tortmeye@twcny.rr.com. Put in at the Louisville Town Beach and explore two islands in a bay of Lake St. Lawrence. If windy, we’ll go to a nearby location. Plan to launch at 5 p.m. Call for details. Level 2

Saturday August 16 - A High Peak to be determined by the wishes of participants. Chuck Tracy 854-0485, adk46r10367@yahoo.com. Level 5

Friday, August 22 - Mt Arab John & Susan Omohundro 265-8365, omohunjt@northnet.org. An afternoon hike of 2 miles roundtrip, 1000 feet elevation gain, to visit the fire tower and talk to the tower steward. Level 2

Saturday August 23 - The Man-made Forest of Colton Bill Mueller, 315-262-2952, b-hutch-m@twcny.rr.com. Man-made forests are beautiful too! Walk through one of the prettiest mature pine plantations in the Northeast and visit O’Malley Brook gorge. Enjoy forest and bird lore. Level 2

Rescheduled from June 21 Saturday, August 23 - Gothics. John Barron (613) 828-2296 johnbarron@sympatico.ca. Ascend over Pyramid Peak, which offers what some consider the most dramatic view in the Adirondacks. Continue over the summit and descend via the Armstrong – Gothics col. About ten miles, 3500 feet elevation gain. Level 5.

Wednesday August 27 - Birding in the Clarkson Woods II Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the water tower on the Clarkson Campus and walk for about an hour. Level 1

Wednesday August 27 - Paddle and Picnic at Five Falls on the Raquette Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. We’ll launch from the boat ramp at the dam on River Road at 5 p.m. Level 1

Saturday August 30 - Bushwhack to Lost Pond Tom Wheeler 386-2482, twheele3@twcny.rr.com. We will bushwhack up to Lost Pond on an unnamed peak informally referred to as Lost Pond Mountain. The hike is strenuous but at a slow pace typical of bushwhacks. The mountain was climbed by Robert Marshall and Herb Clark in the 1920's; Marshall described the hike in an article in ADK's High Spots, giving it as an example of the value of preserving wilderness. Level 4-5

Monday, September 1 - Nippletop via the Nippletop Slide Mike McLean (315)-262-2564, mpmclean@twcny.rr.com. We’ll start from the Ausable Club at 7 a.m. and hike up the Ausable Road and head into Elk Pass, then go off trail and descend the other side of the pass along a rocky stream to arrive at the base of the slide. Up the extensive slide we go, negotiating a rather steep ?section at the beginning, and then easy going takes us almost all the way to the top. Will throw in Dial on way out as time and conditions dictate. Approximately 14 miles round trip. Level 5+

Saturday, September 6 - McKenzie Mountain Ann & Armond Spencer 379-1383, aaspencer@verizon.net. We’ll do the loop from the Whiteface Inn Road, and back on the Shoreowners’ Trail. Seven miles roundtrip with 1940 feet of elevation gain. Level 4

Saturday, September 13 - Paddle the Saranac Chain of Lakes Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. This is a 14-mile trip from Middle Saranac to Lake Flower. Level 4-5

Saturday, September 20 - Silver Lake Mountain Blair Madore 265-0602, madorebf@potsdam.edu. Families, grandparents and dogs are welcome to join us on this Kids on the Trail hike. 1.8 miles roundtrip with 900 feet of elevation change makes a nice challenging family hike. Level 2

Wednesday, September 24 - Birding in the Clarkson Woods III Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the water tower on the Clarkson Campus and walk for about an hour. Level 1

Wednesday, September 24 - Paddle and Picnic on Higley Flow Dick Mooers 265-2774, rmooers@twcny.rr.com. We’ll launch at 5 p.m. from the boat launch at the big rock near Higley Dam on Pine Road off Gulf Road. Level 1

Saturday, September 27 - Paddle Lake Lila and Climb Mt. Fredericka Ron Johnson & Nikki Coates, 212 – 4957, rjohnson454@gmail.com. Lake Lila should be beautiful this time of year, but isn’t it always? Level 2-3

Sunday, September 28 - Porter Mountain from Keene Valley John Barron, (613) 828-2296 johnbarron@sympatico.ca. We’ll make a loop: ascend over Little Porter, then descend over Blueberry. 9 miles, 3000 ft elevation gain. Level 5