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

Sun, Apr 14: Outdoors Indoors – Members’ Nature Poetry The majesty of the Adirondacks and other natural areas has inspired poetry from many members. Contact facilitator Neal Burdick, nealburdick@gmail.com, for more information. We will read aloud (no more than two per person, please) and perhaps discuss a selection of them. In-person at the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room at 7 p.m. or via Zoom at stlawu.zoom.us/j/92634636850?pwd=K2JQb20rMFd1Umhja05MSEZFTGRDZz09.

Thu, Apr 18: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery Potsdam, 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to the cemetery (730 CR59, aka Back Hannawa Road). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm@potsdam.edu or 315-265-0756 for information. Rated C (Easy).

Sat, Apr 20: Road Walk, Hannawa Falls The Brookfield access roads off Old State Road offer an interesting mix of local industrial history, lovely forests, and some river views. ~3 miles RT. Rated C (Easy). Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm@potsdam.edu or 315-265-0756.

Mon, Apr 22: Earth Day Hike, Hays Brook This trail, near Paul Smiths, is an old horse path and woods road leading to said brook, 2.7 miles in, where once there was a bridge. It passes through stands of red pine and scotch pine planted by the CCC in the 1930s. There are often signs of moose. We’ll pick up litter and do a little light trail clearing. This is a joint outing with North Woods chapter. Limit 10. Rated C+ (Fairly Easy) Contact John and Susan Omohundro, omohunjt@northnet.org.

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
John Brown’s Farm Trails (Mar 2, 2024)
The unusually warm weather turned our planned snowshoe walk into a hike with micro-spikes. It drizzl ...
Goodman Mountain (Feb 24, 2024)
We had a beautiful bluebird-sky day for our hike. It was cold to start, and the trail was well packe ...
Indian Creek Nature Center (Feb 17, 2024)
It was a sunny and not too cold winter day. There was at least four inches of fresh snow and no one ...
Hiking on the Rideau Trail Near Merrickville (Feb 10, 2024)
Poor ground conditions for skiing and a forecast of rain at Robert Moses State Park led us to cancel ...

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A Challenge to Encourage Hiking With Our Children
Loony Loop Challenge

Hikes in the St Lawrence River Valley (US & Canada)
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