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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January - March, 2017

Sun, Jan 1: New Year's Day Potluck and Outing At the Spencer’s in Canton, 545 Pink Schoolhouse Road (off the Canton Russell road about 4 miles South of Canton). Some Options:  If we’re lucky and have snow, there is skiing at the Best Western Golf course, or the Kip trail.  Also snowshoeing or hiking or skiing (a little tougher than golf course skiing) on the Spencer’s property trails. Plan to eat about 2:30. Contact Ann Spencer (315) 379-1383.

Wed, Jan 11: Deer Pond Loop Ski This 7.3 mile loop provides 4 miles of flat land with 3 miles of hills. We’ll see Deer Pond, Mosquito Pond, and some Norway spruce that Bernhard Fernow, the nation’s first professional forester, planted in 1900. Intermediate skiing ability needed for the hills. If conditions require us to snowshoe, anticipate a 4.5 hour walk. A shared trip between Laurentian and North Woods chapters. Members only. John Omohundro. 315-244-9131.

Sat, Jan 14 - Mon, Jan 16: Winter Teen Adventure This three-day, two-night winter adventure is for teens ages 14 to 17. Participants will experience staying in a heated yurt while hiking high peaks and learning the skills to become a proficient winter hiker. Cost: $199 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment. Contact 518-523-3441 or programs@adk.org.

Sun, Jan 15: Intro to Snow Shoeing ADK will be partnering with Potsdam Recreation to teach the basics of snowshoeing! Potsdam Recreation has purchased snowshoes for adults and children. We will learn how to put them on, get comfortable using them behind the Pine Street Arena, and then venture off to the trails behind Clarkson to try them out. Adults and children welcome. 0-1 mile. Easy. Level 1. Please call before coming so we can make sure there are snowshoes for you! Rose Rivezzi (315) 265-8117.

Mon, Jan 16: Red Sandstone Trail (Martin Luther King Day) (joint outing with the Black River and the Northville Lake Placid Chapters) – Felicia Neahr and Marie Steinbeck: There will be two groups for this hike. Felicia will begin at the south entrance with her group, for a 7 mile RT hike of the Red Sandstone Trail, meeting Marie’s group at the northern entrance. Marie’s group will begin later in the day and start at the northern entrance for a 3 mile RT hike. This trail follows the Raquette River between Hannawa Falls and Potsdam. The entire hike is a level 3, moderate, while the shorter section is a level 1-2. Contact Felicia Neahr (518) 321-4956 or felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

Sat, Jan 21: Saranac Six - St. Regis Mountain This hike is approximately 6.6 miles RT with rewarding views and a recently restored fire tower at the summit. 1266’ elevation gain. Level 3-4. Contact Felicia Neahr (518) 321-4956 or felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

Sun, Jan 22: Three weeks living in an Albatross colony on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (Outdoors-Indoors). Danielle Jerry will share pictures, videos and stories of her other-worldly experience as a volunteer counting Laysan and Black-footed albatross nests. 7:00 pm, Potsdam Civic Center Community Room. More details

Fri, Jan 27 - Sun, Jan 29: ADK Tug Hill Winter Outing Mad River Club, Lacona, NY: Details: www.adk.org/play/snow-sports-information/winter-outing/

Fri, Jan 27 - Sun, Jan 29: Young Member Winter Adventure Spend two nights in a heated yurt and explore the High Peaks Region with other young adults ages 21-40. Cost: $125 (members receive 10% discount); includes instruction, transportation to trailhead during the course if necessary, all meals, and use of group equipment. Contact: 518-523-3441 or programs@adk.org.

Sat, Jan 28: Heaven Hill Farm (Lake Placid) Beginning cross country ski (or snow shoe depending on conditions). We will select from 1-4 miles of loop trails, depending on the will of the group. Mostly flat. Level 1-2. Kids welcome. Contact Marianne Hebert (315) 265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Jan 29: Intro to Snow Shoeing ADK will be partnering with Potsdam Recreation to teach the basics of snowshoeing! Potsdam Recreation has purchased snowshoes for adults and children. We will learn how to put them on, get comfortable using them behind the Pine Street Arena, and then venture off to the trails behind Clarkson to try them out. Adults and children welcome. 0-1 mile. Easy. Level 1. Please call before coming so we can make sure there are snowshoes for you! Rose Rivezzi (315) 265-8117.

Sat, Feb 4: Snowshoe Trip to Lilypad and Long Ponds We’ll snowshoe on the Goldmine Road south of Parishville, then take the trail to scenic Lilypad Pond and on to Long Pond for lunch. 5 miles round-trip, elevation gain 200 feet. Level 3. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sat, Feb 11: Coney Mountain Snowshoe (Tupper Triad) Coney is a lovely mountain south of Tupper Lake with an open rocky summit and great views of the lake. Coney is a good beginner’s mountain if you are new to snowshoeing. Level 2, fairly easy (2.2 mile RT, 523 ft elevation gain). Contact Blair Madore (315) 261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Feb 12: Intro to Snow Shoeing ADK will be partnering with Potsdam Recreation to teach the basics of snowshoeing! Potsdam Recreation has purchased snowshoes for adults and children. We will learn how to put them on, get comfortable using them behind the Pine Street Arena, and then venture off to the trails behind Clarkson to try them out. Adults and children welcome. 0-1 mile. Easy. Level 1. Please call before coming so we can make sure there are snowshoes for you! Rose Rivezzi (315) 265-8117.

Sat, Feb 18: Revised - moved to Higley Flow Skiing to Janack's Landing The destination has been changed to Higley Flow State Park. This allows easy customization to participants of varying levels of experience and is more adaptable to the expected warm conditions and possible light showers in the afternoon. Scenic trackset trails on the parkways and possibly some of the easier backcountry trails, to be determined. Length adjustable. Warming shelter for lunch. Level 2. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sun, Feb 19: Rescheduled to Feb 26 Cloud Forest Birding in Montane Ecuador (Outdoors-Indoors). Ecuador, a country only twice the size of New York, has more than 1600 identified species of birds including over 130 species of hummingbird. Tom Wheeler will present pictures and experiences from birding Ecuador’s cloud forests, as well as scenes from Quito’s historic center. More details

Sat, Feb 25: Saranac Six - Scarface This hike is 6.8 miles RT with a 1480’ ascent. Level 4. While there isn’t a summit view, this trail wanders through the forest and past several brooks, making it a beautiful winter hike. Contact Felicia Neahr (518) 321-4956 or felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

Sun, Feb 26: Rescheduled from Feb 19 Cloud Forest Birding in Montane Ecuador (Outdoors-Indoors). Ecuador, a country only twice the size of New York, has more than 1600 identified species of birds including over 130 species of hummingbird. Tom Wheeler will present pictures and experiences from birding Ecuador’s cloud forests, as well as scenes from Quito’s historic center. More details

Sun, Mar 5: Saranac Six - Baker Mountain Baker Mountain is the shortest climb of the Saranac 6ers. This trip is approximately 1.8 miles RT with 884’ ascent. Level 3. Contact Felicia Neahr (518) 321-4956 or felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

Sat, Mar 11: 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. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sun, Mar 12: Conservation in Protected Areas: From Central Africa to the North Country (Outdoors-Indoors). Jessica Rogers has extensively studied the protected forest areas of Central Africa. Join us for a discussion of the state of protected areas in Central Africa and around the world, and what we can do in our own backyard. More details

Sat, Mar 18: Southville State Forest Ski, snow shoe or hike depending on conditions. We will explore the River Hill trail loop and enjoy the views of the St. Regis River. Beginners and children welcome. 2.5 miles RT, one short hill ~100 ft elevation gain. Level 1-2. Contact Marianne Hebert (315) 265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sat, Mar 25: Snowshoe at the Indian Creek Nature Center We will plan to hike the Upland trail which leads through a very interesting and sometimes dense woodland. 3 miles RT. Easy. Level 1. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482.