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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July - September, 2014

Sun, Jul 2: Evening Picnic-Paddle Blake Flow, Raquette River Paddle casually for an hour, then picnic, then paddle a little more, exploring the south end of the flow. We’ll meet at 5 pm. Bring a picnic dinner and swim suit. Members Only. Contact John and Susan Omohundro at 315-265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org.

Sun, Jul 9: Wednesday Walk in the Woods (WWW) Meet by the Village of Potsdam water tower on the Clarkson hill campus (accessed from US 11 near the RR overpass) at 9:00 AM for a leisurely walk in the Clarkson woods, including a stop at the beaver marsh viewing tower. Level 1, easy at 2 miles max, with no climbing, but there is some slippery footing on the side trail to the wetland. WWW is also offered August 13 and September 10 to observe the seasonal changes. It’s OK to come unannounced, but you won’t know it if weather cancels unless you call or email. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Thu, Jul 27: Paddle to Raquette Falls from Axton Landing This approximately 12 mile round trip outing sounds tougher than it really is, as the return six miles is downstream, and the upstream portion is against a gentle current. Level 3, moderate. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Sun, Jul 30: Cancelled - will be rescheduled Evening Picnic-Paddle, Lake Ozonia. Put in at Lake Ozonia public boat launch at 5:30 PM, 13 miles east of Potsdam Route 11B, then 7 miles up the Lake Ozonia Rd. Paddle around the lake to our camp for potluck dinner. Mike White will be at the boat launch to take people’s food back to camp. RSVP Debbie White at 315-328-4022 or dwhite46r@gmail.com.

Wed, Aug 2: Lyon Mountain Lyon Mt (3830’) stands alone in the northeastern Adirondacks in the Chazy Highlands Wild Forest. The new 7 mi. RT trail (elevation gain 1900’) winds its way gradually to the summit and fire tower. From there one is rewarded with 360 degree views of Montreal, Lake Champlain & the Green Mts., and the high peaks to the south. Level 3-4 moderate to strenuous. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

Sun, Aug 6: Picnic and Paddle at Higley Flow State Park Put in at the park ramp or the beach at 5:30 PM and paddle a short distance to the fun “Black Lagoon”, a cove of a cove, and then go where the spirits (or the spooks) move us. Return to the beach for a self-catered picnic supper around 6:30 PM. A mystery goody to share might be a nice addition, or a ghost story (gluten-free). There is a nice playground for smaller children, and a great swimming beach. Contact Dick and Peggy Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Wed, Aug 9: Potsdam-Canton Bicycle Loop We’ll start in Potsdam, and take the southerly back roads to Canton. We’ll lunch at Coakley Park, and take time to enjoy the Grasse River Heritage trail. We’ll eventually loop back to Potsdam, this time on town roads north of Rte 11. Level 4, moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Aug 13: Wednesday Walk in the Woods Meet by the Village of Potsdam water tower on the Clarkson hill campus (accessed from US 11 near the RR overpass) at 9:00 AM for a leisurely walk in the Clarkson woods, including a stop at the beaver marsh viewing tower. Level 1, easy at 2 miles max, with no climbing, but there is some slippery footing on the side trail to the wetland. WWW is also offered September 10 to observe the seasonal changes. It’s OK to come unannounced, but you won’t know it if weather cancels unless you call or email. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Wed, Aug 16: Nun-da-gao Ridge A picturesque hike along the Nun-da-gao Ridge to Weston Mountain and Lost Pond. This is a moderate-to-strenuous hike along a rocky ridge with many panoramic views and attractions along the way. 5-6 miles with an elevation gain of 1,403 feet. Level 3-4. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potdsam.edu.

Thu, Aug 17: Mt. Arab A family-friendly 2 mile roundtrip hike up Mt. Arab with fire tower and steward’s cabin on the summit. There will be brief educational stops along the way. We will enjoy lunch at the summit with views of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks. There are also educational activities for children to learn about dragonflies and hummingbirds at the summit. Elevation gain 700’. Level 2, fairly easy. Contact Felicia Neahr at 518-321-4956 or felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

Sun, Aug 20: Picnic and Paddle on the Grass River We’ll launch on the Little River and paddle up to Taylor Park on the Grass for a picnic. Late afternoon, contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Wed, Aug 23: Hurricane Mountain A wonderful open peak summit (el. 3678’) near Keene with some of the best views in the High Peaks. 5.2 mi. RT. Level 3, moderate. Contact Blair Madore at 315-265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Wed, Aug 30: Cycling the Long Sault Parkway From Cornwall, Ontario. Highlights include a new power generation visitor centre, the museum of the Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence, and the Parkway linking a chain of islands created when the seaway was built. 35 miles, few hills, mostly bike paths and parkway. Level 3, moderate. Contact John Barron at 613- 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Wed, Sep 6: Hike Low’s Ridge Enjoy unobstructed views from a rocky ridge over the Bog River flow and valley; view historic mining/logging structures and possibly a ghost Iron Horse chugging along out there if conditions are right. 8 mi. RT walk along beautiful marsh wetlands and through mixed forests on a mostly level trail. Level 3, moderate. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

Sun, Sep 10: Wednesday Walk in the Woods Meet by the Village of Potsdam water tower on the Clarkson hill campus (accessed from US 11 near the RR overpass) at 9:00 AM for a leisurely walk in the Clarkson woods, including a stop at the beaver marsh viewing tower. Level 1, easy at 2 miles max, with no climbing, but there is some slippery footing on the side trail to the wetland. It’s OK to come unannounced, but you won’t know it if weather cancels unless you call or email. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Wed, Sep 13: Paddle the Saranac River and Lakes This is the annual “14-miler” for sea kayak and fast canoe paddlers. Meet at South Creek boat launch at 9 AM to arrange the car shuttle to Saranac Lake Village, launching at 10 AM. Paddling at 3-4 mph, lunch is at the Route 3 DEC launch ramp (option for half distance at this point). Full trip take out is at Lake Flower park. Trip goes through the two state locks connecting the four lakes we will use. Level 4, moderately strenuous. Contact Dick Mooers for details at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Wed, Sep 20: Afternoon Kids Pirate Hike on Red Sandstone Trail Co-sponsored by Nature Up North, this 3 mile walk on mostly level ground includes a hot dog and marshmallow cook-out midway along the trail (all food provided). A little known band of Pirates from the Caribbean lost their gold along this trail. Learn the legend and look for their treasure. Along the way we’ll learn about frogs, beavers, hydropower, the history of the region and much, much, more. LIMITED TO 24 participants. Contact Blair Madore at 315-265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu to reserve your spot.

Thu, Sep 21: Whiteface and Esther Mountains The Wilmington trail will take us to Esther on the way to Whiteface. Great views are the reward after this 6.3 mile (one way) climb. Total elevation gain 4000’. Level 5, very strenuous. Contact Dana Chudzinski at 315-528-3468 or chudski63@yahoo.com.

Sat, Sep 30: Mont St. Hillaire (Quebec) One of the Monteregian Hills a short distance east of Montreal, this mountain features extraordinary geology, attractive forests, excellent trails, and great views. New freeways have shortened the driving time from St. Lawrence County considerably. 8 miles, 1,800’ elevation gain. Level 4, strenuous. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.