Event List Archive

Sat, Sep 18: St. Regis Mountain Hike We'll climb St. Regis Mountain, and enjoy the late summer views from the fire tower there. 6 miles RT, 1500 foot elevation change. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details. Strenuous.

Thu, Sep 23: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Fri, Sep 24 - Sun, Sep 26: ADK Fall Weekend The 2021 ADK Fall Outing Weekend will be hosted by the Onondaga Chapter in the Old Forge/Inlet Area on September 24–26 with headquarters (trips and food) at the Old Forge Recreation Center. Visit the Fall Weekend website for details and for registration.

Sat, Sep 25: Trail Work on the Red Sandstone Trail Join us in various trail projects that typically involve brush trimming, building stairs, repairing bridges and building boardwalks. Please wear gloves and bring water and insect repellant. Tools are provided. Expect to work for about two hours. Contact Blair Madore, madorebf@potsdam.edu or 315-261-0751.

Thu, Sep 30: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 6:00pm. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. We will observe social distancing. A mask is required if you are not vaccinated. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 “Back Hannawa Road”). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, hebertm3308@gmail.com, 315-265-0756 for information.

Fri, Oct 1: Twin Falls hike a short hike up the new trail near Twin Falls near DeGrasse. We will walk up, see some of the rock climbers, and have a picnic up on top. If interested we could explore the ruins at Twin Falls afterward. Contact Tom VandeWater, 315-261-1723 or conservation@adklaurentian.org.

Thu, Oct 7: South Branch Grasse River Hike in search of Grouse Every time we’ve hiked the Grass River Railroad Trail to the picturesque South Grass, we’ve spotted Spruce Grouse, ducks, warblers, and sometimes deer. Last trip, we saw the male grouse mating display! This midweek hike is designed to avoid ATV’s that may scare the birds, and to hopefully spot grouse feeding in the afternoon sun. This is a level 2 hike of 5 miles RT, with a scenic approach drive past Massaweepie Lake. Contact Greg Nye Smith at smithgn.greg@gmail.com.

Thu, Oct 7: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trail 7:30 a.m. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Oct 14: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trail 7:30 a.m. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Oct 16: Higley Flow State Park Hike We'll sample from the Warm Brook, Beaver Pond and Cedar Brook Trails, 5-6 miles total. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details, trustee@adklaurentian.org, 315-244-3707.

Thu, Oct 21: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trail 7:30 a.m. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Oct 23: Jones Creek Trails, Thousand Islands National Park Near Brockville, Ontario. Canadian Shield country. Moderately strenuous. 10 km, Level 3, slow pace. If coming from the US, be sure of requirements both to enter Canada and to return - they are demanding and complicated. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Thu, Oct 28: Weekly Walk, Clarkson Munter Trail 7:30 a.m. We will walk the gravel paths for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet near the parking lot by Stewarts Gas Station (26 Maple Street, Potsdam). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Nov 4: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 "Back Hannawa Road"). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Nov 6: Fall Meeting, Trails Day, Hike We will hold our Fall meeting at noon at the pavilion at the Higley Flow State park beach, bring a bagged lunch. Join us for some trails work to prepare for winter use at 9:00AM. Opportunity for a very enjoyable (after lunch) walk on the trails too! Contact Joan Trivilino at 315-276-1663 or joantrivilino@hotmail.com for details.

Thu, Nov 11: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 "Back Hannawa Road"). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Nov 13: Goodman Mountain 3 mi. RT. Easy hike. Located just off Rt. 30 just south of Tupper Lake. This trail in the Horseshoe Lake Wild Forest was constructed in 2014 and offers nice views from the open summit. We plan to start hiking at around 11 am, lunch/snack at the summit, and include an optional stop at the brewery in Tupper on the way home. Contact David Trithart, 315-244-8875, dtrithar@twcny.rr.com, or Rose Rivezzi, 315-212-1750.

Thu, Nov 18: Weekly Walk, Bayside Cemetery 7:30 a.m. We will walk the roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. Meet at the entrance to Bayside Cemetery (730 CR59 "Back Hannawa Road"). Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Dec 2: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. 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 7:30 a.m. in 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, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Wed, Dec 8: Executive Committee Meeting 6:30 pm, via zoom. Contact David Katz, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-386-4393 for details.

Thu, Dec 9: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. 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 7:30 a.m. in 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, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Dec 11: Higley Flow State Park Annual Ski/Snowshoe/Hike and Cookout Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your dogs to this annual early winter event. We’ll choose ski, snowshoe, or hike depending on conditions and do 2-3 miles followed by a cookout at a lean-to. I provide hot chocolate, hot dogs and fixings. Bring a snack to share if you wish. Contact Blair Madore, secretary@adklaurentian.org, 315-261-0751.

Thu, Dec 16: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. 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 7:30 a.m. in 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, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Dec 18: Sugar Island Hike/Snowshoe Near-solstice afternoon hike on the Sugar Island portion of the Red Sandstone Trail. Depending on conditions, microspikes or snowshoes may be required. Contact Tom Ortmeyer for details, trustee@adklaurentian.org, 315-244-3707.

Thu, Dec 23: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Roads 7:30 a.m. 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 7:30 a.m. in 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, membership@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Tue, Dec 28: Catamount at Carry This little mountain once had a ski tow. Rock ledges offer views north over the reservoirs on the Raquette River. We will snowshoe off Route 56 for an elevation gain of 500 feet. 3 miles RT. If the group is willing, we could add some bushwhacking or side-trips. Co-listed with North Woods Chapter. Group limit 8. Members only. John and Susan Omohundro, adknwoutings@gmail.com.