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

Sun, Mar 3: Outdoors Indoors – Birding in Ecuador Tom Wheeler will tell us about the recent adventure he and Eileen undertook exploring Ecuador. 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, Mar 7: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Access Roads 7:30 am. 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 Red Sandstone trailhead, north entrance parking lot off Back Hannawa Road (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of Rt. 11 and Clarkson Ave (CR 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 of the access road to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm@potsdam.edu or 315-265-0756.

Sun, Mar 10: West Parishville Snowshoe Snowshoe on the trails in the woods behind our cabin on Pumpkin Hill Rd. in West Parishville. Total distance 2 miles at most. Afterward we’ll warm up in the cabin. This outing is limited to 10 people. Call ahead to join and get time and location details: David Trithart, 315-244-8875.

Sun, Mar 10: Outdoors Indoors – Rare Turtle Conservation in the Great Lakes Region A talk by Dr. Eric McCluskey, who explains, “The Great Lakes region has several rare turtle species that are in need of conservation attention. My research focuses on applying genetics and GIS tools to assist state and federal partners in furthering conservation efforts for these species.” This talk will be presented via Zoom only at stlawu.zoom.us/j/92634636850?pwd=K2JQb20rMFd1Umhja05MSEZFTGRDZz09.

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
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 ...
Snowshoe Stone Valley Trail West Side Trails (Feb 3, 2024)
Four of us gathered for a late morning exploration of the trails along the river. We met a polite hu ...
Riverside Trail Snowshoe (Jan 28, 2024)
After a soggy week, we were rain free for the Saturday hike on the Riverside Trail, on the Sylvan Fa ...
New Year at Higley Flow State Park (Jan 1, 2024)
Two dozen Laurentian Chapter members, visitors, and dogs braved the snowless conditions to ring in t ...

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