50th Anniversary Celebration Archive

50th Anniversary Celebration

When: July 24, 2022

Where: Sandstoner Park Pavillion
43 Pine Street, Potsdam, NY 13676.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be inside the Pine Street Arena and ADK COVID protocols will be followed. Masks and social distancing may be required for indoor activities.

The park has swings and a playscape for family fun. Paddleboards and kayaks will be available for attendees. Bring a swimsuit! A lifeguard will be on duty until 7:00pm.

The celebration is open to the general public. Outings, family activities, music and programs are free for everyone. Come anytime between 2:00-8:00pm and enjoy the festivities.

Picnic reservations are required. The last day to register is Tuesday, July 19. The picnic is free for current Laurentian Chapter members. Prices for non-members: adults $15.00, children age 10 and under, $5.00. To make reservations for the picnic, complete this google form or call Rose Rivezzi (315-212-1750).
Non-members: make checks payable to Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club and mail them to: Rose Rivezzi, 7 Barclay Street, Potsdam, NY 13676.

To check on the status of your Laurentian Chapter membership, contact Mary Mackinnon membership@adklaurentian.org or check your ADK membership account at adk.org/my-account/.

Schedule of events

1:00 pm - Upper and Lower Lakes Bicycle Tour We’ll start at 1pm from the Grass River Boat Launch on Rte. 68, and bike around the perimeter of the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Management Area. This will be a leisurely ride with multiple stops, including the Indian Creek Nature Center. 16 to 18 miles total. Level 3. Trip leader: Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com

2:00 pm - Paddling the Log Driver’s Trail in Potsdam 2:00 pm departure from Sandstoner Park beach. Join us for an easy 3-mile scenic paddling tour of attractive islands in the Raquette River and a view of downtown Potsdam below the dam. Trip leaders: Greg Smith & Cindy Glover.

2:00 pm - Red Sandstone Trail The hike will mix nature observation with some history of the Raquette River. We’ll start walking at 2:00, from the Mill St trailhead (across from the Hannawa Fire Department). We’ll amble north along the river shore for an hour or so, then retrace our steps. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring some water. Trip leaders: John & Susan Omohondro

Family -- Kids Activities (registration is NOT required).

  • Nature Bingo
  • Adirondack Animals Growth Chart

Time TBA
Potsdam Public Library Nature Storywalk and crafts

4:30 – 6:30
Music by Josh Barkley and Friends

Picnic catered by Big Spoon

  • Menu – TBA

Photos, and Oral History program TBA

Questions: Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org (315 265-0756)

50th Anniversary Celebration Archive