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Please note: Laurentian Chapter outings follow Adk’s covid-19 guidelines.

Thu, Dec 8: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Access Roads 7:30am. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Dec 10: Higley Flow State Park We’ll hike/ski/snowshoe about 2-3 miles as conditions permit and have a fire and cookout at the lean to. Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your leashed dogs for an all-ages fun event. Level 1. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. This is a joint event with PPLO - Potsdam Public Library Outside.

Thu, Dec 15: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Access Roads 7:30am. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Dec 17: Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway Annual Ski Trip We will ski up and down the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, AKA the Whiteface Toll Road,the highest road in New York State. This is a traditional early season ski trip, although we are scheduling it a little later than in the past because of climate change. It is a 10-mile roundtrip, moderately strenuous (level 4) cross-country skiing, depending on conditions, which can include bare spots and windblown areas with icy terrain. The elevation gain is 2400 ft. including the optional short hike to the castle at the top. Contact Jim Lynch, (315) 212-1604, jlynch@clarkson.edu

More Laurentian Chapter events

All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.

Previous Outings
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary (Nov 5, 2022)
The weather was sunny and summer-like. We followed the Waterfront Trail bike path from the visitor c ...
Stone Valley Trail Work (Oct 29, 2022)
Good weather and a good turn out ensured a lot of good work got done!
Front, L-R: Elias Nelson ...
Low's Ridge (Oct 22, 2022)
We had a beautiful fall day for our trip on the Low’s Ridge Upper Dam Trail. After a lovely walk u ...
Lost Pond Loop (Sep 24, 2022)
We had a beautiful Fall day for a lovely hike around Lost Pond near Cranberry Lake. Seven of us enjo ...

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Resources
North Wind
North Wind

The Laurentian Chapter’s newsletter in pdf format
Trail Guide

Some of our favorite trails
Spring Road Walks

Mud season alternatives
ADK Kids Challenge

A Challenge to Encourage Hiking With Our Children
Loony Loop Challenge

Hikes in the St Lawrence River Valley (US & Canada)
Laurentian Loon
About Us

Mission & bylaws; the Laurentian Loon
Outing Forms
Outing Forms

Resources for Trip Leaders
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